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Litigation Lawyers

Litigation Lawyers…

What is litigation?

Litigation is the process of commencing legal action against another party.

What is a litigation lawyer?

A litigation lawyer (Litigator) is a legal practitioner who assists client in resolving disputes pertaining to civil, criminal or commercial matters. You may need a litigation lawyer to assist you where, for example, a dispute, breach or other alleged wrongdoing has occurred.  A litigation lawyer will work with you through the relevant Court processes and assist you in reaching a resolution of your matter or dispute.

Why might I need a litigator?

Estate Litigation

You may need a litigation lawyer to assist you if a dispute has arisen during the administration of a deceased estate. For example, if you are contesting a Will or defending a claim brought against the estate, disputing the validity of a Will or are involved in a testamentary trust dispute. Estate litigation is predominantly governed by the Succession Act 1981.

General Commercial Litigation – Civil Litigation

You may require the services of a litigation lawyer in to assist you with a commercial dispute.  Commercial disputes often involve a dispute concerning money or something of monetary value. Some commercial disputes include (but are not limited to): –

  • Contractual disputes;
  • Shareholder, director and partnership disputes;
  • Commercial lease disputes;
  • Retail shop lease disputes;
  • Residential tenancy disputes;
  • Insurance disputes; and
  • Property disputes.

Building and Construction Litigation

The building and construction industry in Queensland is highly regulated.  If you work in this industry or are a consumer of services in this industry at some stage, you may require the assistance of a litigation lawyer. Some disputes that may arise in the building and construction industry may include (but are not limited to): –

  • breach of a building contract;
  • disputes concerning payment of monies;
  • defective workmanship;
  • complaints made to the QBCC including directions to rectify;
  • disputes concerning variations to a building contract;
  • disputes about delay in completion of the works under a building contract; and
  • subcontractor’s charges.

The above is not an exhaustive list of the services which a litigation lawyer may be able to assist you with.

I need a litigator!

Litigation Lawyer

If you believe you may need the assistance of a litigation lawyer, contact Klein Legal today.  Klein Legal are experts in litigation and dispute solutions.

This is general information only and does not constitute legal advice.

If you or someone you know wants more information or needs help or advice about this topic, please contact us on (07) 5458 6855 or email mklein@kleinlegal.com.au.