Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Our areas of expertise are:
- Commercial litigation
- Construction disputes
- Commercial debt recovery
- Estate litigation
- Family law property issues litigation
- Land Court Litigation
Our Recently Reported Decisions:
When the time for talk has ended – you need a litigator on your side.
Whether you are a potential plaintiff or defendant, a court room is generally the last place you want to be. Sometimes though, it just cannot be avoided, no matter how hard you have tried to resolve your dispute in other ways.
Some firms promote their aggressive approach in litigation as a key point of difference with others.
The acs Legal Solutions legal team focus on getting the job done effectively in a way that leaves the door open for settlement of disputes at all stages of the process.
There’s no point in you winning, if at the end of the day, the only people with money in their pockets are the lawyers.
We’re pleased to say we have among our clients, people who were previously on the other side of a dispute which we helped settled promptly, and on commercial terms that both sides could live with.
We leave the ‘tricks’ to the TV lawyers, and just focus on getting the job done.
In business, disputes arise about contractual arrangements, Trade Practices issues, intellectual property, workplace relations and often, about payment of monies claimed due under those arrangements.
Our focus in these matters is to develop the best strategy to protect your business interests.
We keep our eye firmly on the main game (your business) , seeking solutions which best promote your interests.
Our litigation team have the necessary skill and experience to provide a comprehensive range of legal services and can provide expert legal representation if you are involved in a commercial dispute.
We can assist you with:
- Negotiating successful outcomes
- Prosecuting or defending litigation
- Preparing evidence required for Court hearings
Has someone refused to honour their end of a construction deal by delaying or refusing to make payment? If so, you may need our building and construction law services.
When a dispute cannot be resolved informally acs Legal Solutions team have the necessary skill and experience to deal with your construction dispute. Maree has over 30 years direct experience in the construction industry through a family business, and so understands both the practicalities, and the legalities of the industry.
We can assist with proceedings under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 . Our team have experience making claims pursuant to this legislation and a track record of achieving results.
We can assist with representation in QCAT and other appropriate forums on domestic building disputes.
Commercial Debt Recovery
Debt recovery starts with good credit management policies. Our team can assist your business to develop a credit management strategy that is tailored to your business.
Sometimes, businesses find themselves unintentionally extending large amounts of unsecured credit to “two dollar” companies, or individuals who have no desire or intent to pay in accordance with your terms of trade.
We aim to improve your credit management strategy to ensure that these events occur as infrequently as possible.
Sometimes though, it is necessary to pursue debtors for payment, and we can assist with this , in pursuing the strategies most likely to lead to recovery of your accounts receivable.
When someone dies, family (and sometimes friends) can be disappointed by the terms of a will, or may feel unfairly disadvantaged where there is no will at all.
Claims on estates can be made by disappointed potential beneficiaries, or those who believe they have some claim upon the estate which has not been appropriately recognized by the deceased’s will.
The acs Legal Solutions team have considerable experience in the handling of estate litigation.
This is one area of litigation where it is important to remain sensitive to family dynamics. These matters are often resolved through negotiations , and our aim is to bring such matters to a satisfactory conclusion at as early a stage in the proceedings as is possible.
Where litigation cannot be avoided, we have the skill and experience necessary to present and promote your case to its best advantage.