It is a reality in both life and business that disputes happen. For any number of reasons, communications break down, expectations are not met; payments aren’t made on time, and obligations remain unfulfilled.
Robertson Hyetts Solicitors are here to help – in court or out of it.
We focus on identifying the issues and the outcome you want to achieve, and assist you in getting there. We’re with you every step to find a solution that is timely; cost effective, makes commercial sense, and if possible, preserve relationships in the process.
Dispute resolution may happen as a result of negotiation and settlement; mediation and arbitration, or litigation in the court system. Often the terms ‘ADR’ or ‘alternate dispute resolution’ are used –’alternate’ meaning other than through court.
Our Dispute Resolution team has extensive mediation and negotiation experience. We practice extensively in State and Federal courts and tribunals at all levels, including Magistrates, County and Supreme Courts, and in VCAT (Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal).
Our advice is proactive, expedient and strategic. We focus on minimising the stress, cost and impact on you and your business.
Our approach is to:
- Identify your objectives and associated risks
- Identify the legal rights and obligations of all involved
- Advise you as to what solutions a court or tribunal might deliver
- Seek a resolution that’s the right balance of all of these factors
You don’t have to go to Court:
Resolving the issue without going to court will be the most timely and cost effective way.
If you do: almost all courts and tribunals have a built in compulsory mediation process that parties must explore. Our aim is to assist you in understanding what the court, tribunal or alternate dispute resolution process is that you may be involved in. We want to ensure that you maintain ownership of that involvement, and that you make the best decisions you can about an outcome
If you have to: we ensure that your case is in the best possible position to get the outcome you want. Thorough preparation, proof of evidence, expert witnesses where necessary, briefing appropriate counsel and hard hitting tactics- we aim to deliver on the ‘cut and thrust’ of contested litigation where that becomes necessary.
For legal advice that protects your interests phone now for an appointment: Bendigo 03 5434 6666; Castlemaine 03 5472 1588 or Melbourne by appointment.