When a dispute or potential dispute arises, seek expert legal advice from Clarence Valley Legal in Grafton. We assist clients with civil litigation matters, providing strategic advice to help reach satisfactory resolutions with minimal cost and stress to you. Whether your claim is as an individual or on behalf of a business, we can recommend the appropriate legal pathway.
At Clarence Valley Legal, we understand that disputes create significant burdens for businesses, organisations and individuals. If a claim has been made against you, our legal team can help you resolve the matter as smoothly as possible. If litigation in court is unavoidable, we are prepared and ready to fight for your rights. Our fundamental goal is to protect your interests, seek a fair outcome and resolve your legal dispute.
Litigation begins when a party decides they want to enforce or defend their legal rights by making a claim. This dispute is usually to seek damages, compensation or rectify some form of an agreement. When the demand does unsatisfied, the matter can be settled in court or at the small claims tribunal. Civil litigation deals with matters that fall outside of the criminal system, such as personal injury claims, deceased estate disputes, bankruptcy and debt recovery.
Before making a claim, you should consult with a knowledgeable legal professional to review your case. If a claim has been made against you, you will need to respond within a set timeframe. The success of your case can hinge on the timeliness of your claim, or response, so please get in touch with our lawyers as soon as possible. We will provide honest opinions on your likelihood of success and guide you through the process.
Depending upon the nature of the dispute, there may be a variety of pathways available. Our lawyers can make submissions on your behalf and informally negotiate a resolution to the dispute. We may also attend a conciliation conference, settlement conference or mediation, and can represent you in court when you make a claim against another entity, or defend a claim brought against you.
Our legal team works in the most cost-effective manner for clients, taking a wide range of approaches to achieve a resolution. If the matter cannot be resolved without going to court, we’ll make sure you’re fully aware of what to expect. We’ll do everything in our power to reach a successful outcome.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to negligence or had a contract breached, you may be able to commence a lawsuit. Civil disputes often occur between employees and employers, creditors and debtors, customers and businesses or even between neighbours. Different kinds of legal cases have varied time limitations, so it’s important that you seek legal advice quickly to find out your options.
Before making the decision to take your matter further, there are a few things you should consider. This may include how much you’re seeking to recover, what your legal fees will be and how likely you are to succeed. Get in touch with our compassionate team for honest advice and professional recommendations.