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Top services offered by litigation law firms

Alternative dispute resolution

Alternative dispute resolution

Alternative dispute resolution such as mediation, conciliation and arbitration. 

Litigation

Litigation

Legal representation in court battles. 

FROM $2,500

Average hourly rate for Litigation Lawyers in Australia

min rate $136 - $980 max rate







  • Morgan Mac Lawyers PTY LTD
    Morgan Mac Lawyers PTY LTD

    ABN: 43609999359

    Litigation and Dispute Resolution

    Brisbane

    We are specialist lawyers with over 25 years’ experience in Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution. We have acted in all facets of complex commercial litigation matters such as franchise disputes, consumer protection, contractual disputes, property disputes, insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, shareholder disputes in all levels of state and commonwealth courts. We have acted in numerous disputes between franchisors and franchisees. These disputes have been litigated in court or resolved through the mediation service provided by the Office of the Franchising Mediation Adviser or the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman. Our expertise allows us to effectively strategize to best represent our clients' interests and achieve the best legal outcomes, and in way that takes into account each client’s commercial objectives, is cost effective and adds value.

  • Blackwattle Legal PTY LTD
    Blackwattle Legal PTY LTD

    ABN: 33636350073

    Litigation and Dispute Resolution

    Sydney

    Blackwattle Legal are specialist lawyers with a deep understanding of our key areas of law: Commercial Litigation and Insolvency & Bankruptcy. We are based in Sydney, Australia, but have an international footprint with clients and referral firms in many parts of the world. Blackwattle Legal are specialist lawyers with a deep understanding of our key areas of law: Commercial Litigation and Insolvency & Bankruptcy. We are based in Sydney, Australia, but have an international footprint with clients and referral firms in many parts of the world.

  • AJH Legal Group
    AJH Legal Group

    ABN: 89150315067

    Litigation and Dispute Resolution

    Melbourne

    We are your accredited specialists and expert lawyers – AJH LAWYERS is the only established commercial law firm in Victoria based in the Melbourne CBD, with Law Institute of Victoria accredited specialists in all the areas of Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation and Immigration Law. Contact us today and your confidential enquiry will be directed to the appropriate lawyer for our practice areas including, commercial law, business law, litigation, property and real estate, technology, immigration law, employment law and taxation law and our Melbourne lawyers will speak with you or reply to your email

  • Perry Thomas Lawyers
    Perry Thomas Lawyers

    ABN: 15519207063

    Litigation and Dispute Resolution

    Melbourne

    Perry Thomas Layers are Expert Building and Construction Lawyers assisting clients in residential, commercial and industrial construction law matters. Our firm provides efficient, pragmatic and commercially astute advice to simplify the onerous and often complex pathways that arise during building projects. We regularly advise work with construction companies, sub-contractors, engineers, architects, builders and owners to guide our clients through projects. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss how we may be able to assist you.

  • Black Bear Legal
    Black Bear Legal

    ABN: 38 619 112 917

    Litigation and Dispute Resolution

    Maroochydore

    Choosing a lawyer is difficult! If you are browsing this page then I am sure you have already searched Google to find an answer to your legal problem but have either found yourself in trouble or more confused than ever. Choosing the right lawyer should be a considered decision. At Black Bear Legal we hope to be adaptable to all client needs. Our style and attitude towards the law is serious, forthright and strong. We strive to represent a client’s best case and put it forward in the best way we can to get a clients desired result, whatever that might be. We strive to bring legal proceedings at the most appropriate time with the right claims. If defending a claim we’ll do all we can to bring the claim to a successful end. That may mean taking the most commercial approach or, when appropriate, bringing the matter to court as quickly and efficiently as possible.?

  • Innover Legal Solutions
    Innover Legal Solutions

    ABN: 59772321763

    Litigation and Dispute Resolution

    Melbourne

    Innover Legal Solutions is a corporate and commercial law firm offering our client's transparent, upfront costs. We over-service and provide tailored, practical solutions and advice to suit your needs. We pride ourselves in utilising innovative ways to communicate and provide advice to our clients, to lower costs, provide advice efficiently and make the whole legal process digestible! We assist clients with a range of legal issues including: * Company incorporations and business set-up (shareholders agreements, joint venture agreements) * Commercial law (contract, employment, lease agreements) * Dispute resolution

  • Woods & Day Debt Recovery Lawyers
    Woods & Day Debt Recovery Lawyers

    ABN: 23 606 518 101

    Litigation and Dispute Resolution

    Sydney

    Woods and Day Solicitors is a team of highly professional individuals who are ready to give counsel on all critical and corporate documentation. We are experienced in contracts and commercial law, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, commercial property and leasing. We also practice Immigration law, debt recovery, and insolvency. We are located in Sydney and our contracts team has 28 years of specialisation in the contract and commercial law and more than ten years of fast processing in debt recovery. We ensure a detailed understanding of your business to provide you with the right advice for your agreement, whether rights, breach, or termination.

  • Peripheral Blue
    Peripheral Blue

    ABN: 61855198272

    Litigation and Dispute Resolution

    North Adelaide

    Peripheral Blue is a multi-award-winning legal & consulting firm servicing clients nationally. Founded in 2016 with the aim of disrupting the legal & professional services industries by giving clients access to top-tier, responsive legal & advisory services in a flexible and affordable way. It services ASX200 companies and rapidly growing SMEs across a broad range of industries including health, tourism, wine, energy & resources, construction, IT, insurance & logistics. The Peripheral Blue team has experience spanning across premier law firms, ASX 200 Companies as well as state & federal government regulators, giving them an edge when it comes to understanding strategy and negotiation, contracting requirements and how compliance with the legislation is assessed. Specialising in the areas of Commercial Law; Contracts; Dispute Resolution; Insurance Law; Governance, Policy, Risk & Compliance; Privacy & Data Protection; and Contract Management.

  • Hallett Law
    Hallett Law

    ABN: 58270135582

    Litigation and Dispute Resolution

    Angaston

    Hallett Law specialises in Workplace, Corporate and Commercial Law for small to medium enterprises. Kathryn Hallett is the Principal Lawyer with experience spanning two decades, both locally and internationally in global recruitment companies listed on international stock exchanges. Kathryn uses her experience and knowledge derived from these and other roles to provide expert legal advice to businesses that either want to develop their businesses in compliance with complex legislation and regulation, or those businesses that find themselves facing difficult challenges that require involvement of a lawyer to obtain a favourable resolution. (Incorporated Legal Practice run by JDH Group Services Pty Limited)

Litigation Lawyers

If your business is in a dispute, you may find yourself in need of professional assistance. If you are involved in a court battle, or believe you need to take someone to court, you will need to hire a lawyer. If you are looking for a non-litigious option, you can consider if any form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is right for you - the main forms of ADR are mediation, conciliation and arbitration. You can find out more about the different forms of ADR here.

What sort of situations require litigation and dispute resolution?

  • Debt recovery
  • Insolvency
  • Director, shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Human resources and industrial relations
  • Planning disputes
  • Trust disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Insurance claims and indemnity disputes
  • Motor vehicle and industrial accident compensation
  • Medical and dental negligence claims
  • Building and construction disputes
  • Banking, finance and securities disputes, including mortgage foreclosures
  • Corporations, bankruptcy and insolvency claims
  • Competition and consumer law, including misleading and deceptive conduct, defective goods and services and anti-competitive conduct
  • Commercial leasing and residential tenancy disputes
  • Contractual disputes
  • Workers compensation claims

Do I need litigation or alternative dispute resolution?

There a pros and cons of each approach, so you will need to consider carefully which one is right for you.

Litigation is thorough, legally precise and offers a comprehensive system to make your argument and to appeal the decision. Litigation is also expensive and time-consuming. Large or complicated cases can take many years, especially if there are lengthy appeals, and smaller cases are often uneconomical to pursue.

Alternative dispute resolution is significantly cheaper and faster, but it offers a less comprehensive system and it may not offer the same protections and appeals that disputing your case in court might. There is also the possibility that your mediator, conciliator or arbitrator will not be as highly qualified as a judge in the court system.

What should I do if someone brings a dispute against me?

Engage a law firm immediately. Many law firms offer alternative dispute resolution options and can advise you if it is appropriate to make an ADR offer to the plaintiff. If the plaintiff does not want to pursue alternative dispute resolution, a lawyer can help you combat their motions and build a case in your defence. If the case goes to court, your lawyer will represent you and argue on your behalf.

What can I do if the courts rule against me?

The courts offer an appeal process which you can utilise if you disagree with the legal decision made by the judge in your case. Appeals do not deal with the facts of the case (unless there is new evidence), but instead they deal with the application of the law. You may dispute that a vital piece of evidence was made inadmissible incorrectly, or else that the judge errored in their application of the law to the facts. Appealing a case can be very expensive however, as the decisions at the higher courts are far more significant than those in the lower courts because they can impact future cases.