What is Commercial Litigation?
Commercial litigation allows companies and individuals to resolve their conflicts through the court system.
When can I sue someone?
The kinds of disputes that are dealt with include disputes between:-
- Customers and suppliers
- Business partners
- Landlords and tenants
- Buyers and sellers of property
- Home owners and builders
- Employees and employers
- Executors or beneficiaries in deceased estates
- Owners of copyrights and patents
- Creditors and debtors
- Accident victims
Different kinds of legal cases have different time limitations imposed so it’s important that you seek legal advice quickly to find out if you can commence legal proceedings.
How to file a law suit – the commercial litigation process
Prior to court proceedings being commenced, the first course of action is always to seek a resolution to the dispute, saving both time and money. There are a number of alternative dispute resolution methods which can be used including round table negotiation, conflict mediation, conciliation, and arbitration. Grifoni Legal can assist with this process.
If all attempts to settle the dispute fail then the dispute will be taken to trial.
Trial proceedings are lengthy and somewhat complex, but involve the stages of commencing proceedings, pleadings (where the dispute is described by the plaintiff and defended by the defendant), preparation of evidence (usually witness statements), trial (where the judge will hear the testimony of witnesses and make a ruling in the dispute), settlement and appeal.
The particular court forms which need to be completed to commence a civil suit vary according to the type of dispute so its best to seek legal advice in regard to this.
How we can help
Grifoni Legal are highly experienced commercial litigation lawyers and have a proven track record in matters such as:-
- Commercial litigation
- Debt recovery
- Building and property disputes
- Dividing fence disputes
- Breach of contract
Contact us for more specific advice in relation to how we can assist you settle your dispute.