Solid litigation advice with strategic commercial expertiseHillhouse Burrough McKeown’s litigators have significant experience in the process of litigation, as well as in broader commercial fields. This commercial understanding means that our lawyers are well attuned to the needs of businesses involved in disputes. Hillhouse Burrough McKeown also ensures that we are up-to-date on the latest alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. Our aim is to ensure that clients get the best possible outcomes with the minimum amount of expense and disturbance.
- Debt recovery
- Defending against professional negligence claims
- Disputes between shareholders, unit holders or partners in a business
- General and Indemnity Insurance Policies
- Land Resumption Claims
- Life insurance and TPD policies
- Neighbourhood Disputes and Dividing Fences
- Personal Injuries
- Town Agency
How Litigation works in AustraliaLitigation in Australia is undertaken through a Court or Tribunal usually with the assistance of a lawyer.
Court and Tribunal rules such as the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules can be very complicated and sometimes if you do not have a lawyer you can lose on a technicality.
We recognize that litigation can be a very stressful and expensive experience.
Court is always the last resort for the resolution of any dispute.
At Hillhouse we have experience in a range of alternative dispute mechanisms to try and resolve disputes, our litigators are experienced in settlement negotiations before and during Court including informal settlement conferences, mediation and arbitration.
While we will assertively advocate our client's position we will try and achieve a result that accords with our client's commercial interests. However if the matter has to go to Court, we have the experience and expertise to ensure that your matter is presented to the Court in the best possible way.
Our litigators have appeared in the following Courts and Tribunals:
• The High Court of Australia;
• The Federal Court;
• The Family Court;
• The Federal Circuit Court;
• Fair Work Commission;
• The Supreme Court of Queensland;
• The District Court of Queensland;
• The Magistrates Court of Queensland;
• Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal;
• Queensland Industrial Relations Commission;
• The Supreme Court of New South Wales;
• The District Court of New South Wales;
• The Local Court of New South Wales
Frequently Asked Questions about Litigation:Below are a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Litigation.
- What is a Family Provision Application?
- What is a creditor’s statutory demand for payment of debt?
- Can the government resume my land?
- Who can claim for compensation relating to a land resumption?
- What are the legal costs when claiming compensation for resumed land?
- How do I recover money from my tenant?
- March 8th, 2012 : High Court Judgement: Equuscorp Pty Ltd v Haxton & Ors (High Court of Australia)
Litigation Resources / Links:
Talk to one of our Litigation experts:
- Robert Lamb, Partner, Brisbane. Phone: (07) 3228 6105
- Zac Herps, Partner, Brisbane. Phone: (07) 3228 6117
- Iain Marshall, Special Counsel, Brisbane. Phone: (07) 3228 6108
- Michael Morris, Associate, Brisbane. Phone: (07) 3228 6122
- Rina Biswas, Lawyer, Brisbane. Phone: (07) 3228 6125
- David Adolphe, Special Counsel, Brisbane. Phone: (07) 3228 6124