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?
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!
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.