What Is Civil Litigation and Debt Recovery?

Civil litigation can arise out of so many aspects of our day-to-day lives. Have you paid somebody a fee and they have failed to provide the service? Is the neighbour’s fence encroaching on your property? Has the builder failed to fulfil contractual duties in the construction of your dream home? Do you have an unpaid invoice and want it settled?

If you feel that the wrong thing has been done and you have suffered, and it is not a criminal matter, you may have to commence a civil lawsuit to remedy the problem.

At Nott and Co Lawyers, we try to avoid civil litigation at all costs through negotiation, conflict mediation, conciliation, and arbitration. Unfortunately, it is just a fact of life that some disputes have to be settled in the Courts.

Trial proceedings involve the stages of commencing proceedings, pleadings (where the dispute is described by the plaintiff and defended by the defendant), discovery (disclosure of documents by both sides), trial/hearing (where the judge will hear the testimony of witnesses and make a ruling in the dispute), settlement and appeal if appropriate.

The particular court documents which need to be completed to commence a civil litigation suit vary according to the type of dispute, so it’s best to seek legal advice in regard to this.

Running a civil case requires a tremendous capacity for forensic attention to detail, fact-finding and technical legal proficiency. Civil litigators need to know more than court-craft and how to navigate litigation terrain.

Court procedures are complex and Nott and Co Lawyers prides itself on never letting a client feel left behind. We brief you at every step of the way and involve you in all decision making.

We can run matters for you in the Local Court Small Claims and General Division, in the District Court for more complex matters and in the Supreme Court for claims exceeding $750,000.

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Call Nott and Co Lawyers for a free first consultation if you have Civil Litigation  issues including but not limited to:

  • Debt recovery
  • Neighbours
  • Customers and suppliers
  • Business partners
  • Landlords and tenants
  • Buyers and sellers of property
  • Homeowners and builders
  • Employees and employers
  • Executors or beneficiaries in deceased estates
  • Owners of copyrights and patents
  • Creditors and debtors
  • Negligence claims
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