Litigation can arise in many areas of law.
When you are unable to resolve a legal dispute via negotiation or mediation, it may be necessary to commence a claim (or proceedings) in a Court. When this occurs, you enter the process of litigation. Whether you are a Plaintiff (the person commencing the claim) or a Defendant (the person defending the claim), O'Shea & Dyer Solicitors is able to help.
Our Townsville litigation lawyers are available to help with your situation by acting promptly and strategically.
If you are in a situation where you need to commence or defend a court proceeding, an experienced lawyer is both necessary and an advantage. Ivan Baxter, a Townsville lawyer with over 25 years of experience in negotiation, mediating and litigating in various Queensland and Federal Courts, would be a great person to represent you.
We always strive to obtain excellent results for our clients. In most cases, negotiation and mediation will result in a settlement.This is usually the best way to resolve matters as it is much more cost effect than litigation, where documents are prepared and filed in the court for a hearing and determination by a judge.
Negotiating and mediation, when working well, give the advantage of a timely resolution. The parties can actively resolve their dispute and have some control over the outcome, as opposed to leaving the outcome to a judge's decision.
There are times though, when negotiation and mediation fail and litigation – commencing proceedings in a Court - is the best or only way to pursue a result.
When a matter is prepared for Court, O'Shea & Dyer will step up to do all that is required, confidentially and promptly. Depending on the complexity of your matter, your team could include Ivan Baxter or Georgina Paterson, a barrister, para-legals and experienced legal secretaries.
All Courts have particular rules associated with the process of litigation. Each court requires various documents be prepared and processes to take place. And all of them require a compulsory mediation conference to take prior to a Hearing.
We pride ourselves on charging reasonable fees, giving excellent advice and service and getting great results for our clients.
Our litigation lawyers in Townsville can advise and/or represent you with actions commenced in: