Civil Disputes & Litigation
Our dispute resolution lawyers offer extensive experience in solving issues for clients in the most efficient manner possible. We take the time needed to fully understand our clients’ legal position and diligently seek favorable outcomes.
Being involved in a dispute can be stressful, disruptive, time consuming, expensive experience and damaging to you personally, to your family and to your business. At Mulbridge Lawyers, our litigation lawyers always work with our clients to take on the strain.
Our team of lawyers offer mediation, conciliation and arbitration services across a wide range of industries, and our clients include individuals and businesses both large and small. Often our clients are keen to preserve a commercial or personal relationship and/or avoid the adverse publicity that may accompany a dispute. In these circumstances we are able to work with you to avoid the courtroom and instead explore other practical and cost effective avenues to resolve your dispute, including mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
When it comes to litigation, Mulbridge Lawyers strive to provide alternatives. In other words, litigation is always a last resort. The temptation to ‘take it to court’ to stake your claim can be very strong and sometimes that is the only/right course of action. We understand that in certain situations the Court room is unavoidable. In these instances, our litigation lawyers will fight your case with rigour and it is precisely what you need to feel reassurance that your matter is in the right hands.
We understand that our clients are often concerned about the cost of being involved in a dispute. We will explain your funding options and the likely costs involved in managing your case at each stage. During the course of the litigation, each party will be responsible for his or her own costs. At the end of the case the judge will decide which party should pay the costs of the litigation. The usual rule is that the losing party will pay the costs of both parties however this is not set in stone. In particular, procedural breaches and/or the conduct of the parties could result in sanctions being imposed by the judge and impact significantly on any costs award made. Contact us for more specific advice from an experienced litigation lawyer in about how we can assist you settle your dispute.