Melbourne’s Dispute Resolution and Litigation Lawyers

In matters of business and property, disputes are inevitable. While negotiation or early mediation often provide a quick resolution, some disputes prove intractable and require judicial adjudication. At P&B Law, our team of expert litigation lawyers will work with you to promptly identify the issues at the heart of the dispute and work towards your desired outcome.

Our Litigation Law Practice Areas

Commercial and Business Disputes

In business, common disputes include contract breaches, unfair competition, misrepresentations, and intellectual property infringements. Without the right advice and guidance, these disputes can prove costly. Our litigation lawyers weigh risk and potential outcomes to ensure you’re adequately prepared before proceeding. We also work in a timely manner to minimise the time spent away from your business.

Leasing and Property Disputes

When disputes arise over terms, rent, or maintenance, it can lead to litigation. These disputes, typically between landlords and tenants, include property damage, lease interpretations, and eviction proceedings. With our in-depth knowledge of contractual obligations and complex property laws, our expert team can make sure your dispute is resolved effectively.

Wills and Estates Litigation

It’s common for wills and estates to be seen as contentious, especially when there’s a perceived lack of parity. In this case, litigation is likely. If not handled correctly, disputes over validity, interpretation, and beneficiary entitlements can prove lengthy and costly for all parties involved. At P&B Law, we always aim to resolve matters quickly and fairly so that you walk away satisfied with the outcome.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is, as its name suggests, an alternative to resolving matters through courtroom litigation. The most common ADR methods include arbitration, conciliation, and mediation. Compared with traditional litigation, these procedures are often faster and less adversarial. If ADR is a route you’d like to take, our expert team can help you make informed decisions each step of the way.

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Our expert litigation services

If you’re involved in a dispute that demands resolution, it’s essential you seek the right advice and assistance to protect your interests and gain the best possible outcome. At P&B Law, our team of litigation experts can represent you in all matters that involve courts and tribunals, including:

  • Commercial and business disputes
  • Debt collection
  • Negligence
  • Leasing and property
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency
  • Adverse possession
  • Statutory demands.

Are you involved in a legal dispute that needs resolution? Speak with a member of our expert litigation team today.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Our expert lawyers are here to answer all your legal questions about business and property law. If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for below, contact the team today.

Litigation involves taking a dispute to court, where a judge or jury decides the outcome. Dispute resolution refers to methods of resolving a dispute without the need for court, such as mediation and arbitration.
To choose the best method, you need to consider factors like the dispute’s nature, your relationship with other parties, and time constraints. The best—and safest—way to choose which method suits your situation is to consult with dispute resolution lawyers.
With an ADR, the result is often quicker, more flexible, and less expensive than litigation. It’s also confidential, unlike the public nature of litigation. Sometimes, this choice is out of your hands, which is why it’s essential you consult a litigation lawyer before moving forward.

The plaintiff and the claimant are essentially the same person. In litigation, this is the party that makes the claim or commences the case. On the other hand, the party the claim is made against is called the defendant or respondent.