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Legal and litigation processes can be costly and stressful, with Greenhalgh Pickard’s approach you can avoid these situations and ultimately achieve a positive and efficient outcome.

When you engage our litigation team for assistance with any form of Alternate Dispute Resolution (from mediation, arbitration or conciliation), we assist with:

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Settling disputes

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Ensuring an efficient and cost-effective method

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Limiting legal fees and court costs

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Providing you with more control over the resolution

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Directly involving you in negotiations

Litigation and dispute resolution

 

 Dealing with legal disputes and litigation can be extremely stressful, however having the right litigation lawyer by your side can ease the burden and simplify the process involved to achieve a favourable outcome.

Greenhalgh Pickard can assist you with mediation or arbitration and act on your behalf during the litigation process, whether it involves a civil, commercial or criminal matter.

We are proactive in navigating the various personal and corporate disputes that can arise. We’ll ensure you receive clear legal advice to resolve your matter as efficiently as possible.

Experienced litigation lawyers John Greenhalgh, Sam Nelson, Eloise Turnbull and Callum Neal can assist you in a dispute resolution and general litigation including:

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Australian Consumer Law

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Property disputes

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Real estate transactions

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Shareholder disputes

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Traffic infringements

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Debt collection

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Criminal cases

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Defamation matters

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Contract matters

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Disputes with administrative bodies

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Partnership disputes

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Appearances in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts

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Peace and Good Behaviour Orders

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Unfair dismissal and other workplace issues

Greenhalgh Pickard offers a fixed-fee initial consultation to discuss your matter and the best options available for to you to achieve a positive outcome.

Settling a legal dispute outside of court

 

Depending on the details of the matter, if it’s a commercial or civil case, you may be able to settle using alternative forms of dispute resolution such as negotiation, mediation and arbitration. This removes the need to go to court, reducing costs significantly.

A significant part of Greenhalgh Pickard’s practice involves the development of risk management strategies at an early stage of a potential dispute, and where appropriate, exploring alternative dispute resolution methods.

If you need advice regarding a legal dispute, call Greenhalgh Pickard on (07) 5444 1022 today.

 

Contact Sam Nelson, Head of Litigation.

 

Steps involved in booking mediation

  1. Ensuring both parties agree to a mediator and the subsequent costs involved.
  2. The mediator will interview each party individually.
  3. If interviews are successful, mediation proceeds.
  4. Initial drafting of settlement agreements to again ensure an efficient process.

Why engage in mediation?

During mediation, parties are offered the time to explore the viewpoint of all involved, to ensure an outcome is reached that works for all. Each party is provided the opportunity to understand the other party’s point of view. In doing so, the process assists in reducing the stress and ongoing expenses that might be associated with lengthy, stressful legal proceedings.

As mediation experts are impartial and unable to offer specific advice, any outcomes or results are up to the decision of the involved parties which again adds to the benefit of the parties controlling the outcome. Additionally, mediations are conducted on a without prejudice basis, which essentially means nothing you share in mediation can be used against you in court or shared with a third party. The selected mediator will lead the parties through a structured process and ensure the discussion moves smoothly and fairly.

When a result is achieved through mediation, we find there is rarely the need further legal action. These fair, equitable proceedings ensure all decisions are made by the participants themselves and not by a third party, so there’s the best chance of an ideal outcome. If an agreement is reached, this can be formalised either verbally or in writing. You’ll also have the opportunity to change proceedings, removing what doesn’t work and implementing steps towards a just agreement and a fair outcome.

Book experienced litigation lawyers today

For litigation professionals that you can trust for quality support and equitable outcomes, contact the team at Greenhalgh Pickard today. We’re on hand to help you with all your litigation or dispute resolution needs and will work with you and other involved parties to ensure a fair and reasonable outcome. Call our litigation team today on (07) 5444 1022.

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