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Dispute Resolution & Litigation

If you or your business find yourself involved in a legal dispute, our experienced dispute resolution and litigation team provide timely, cost effective and practical advice. While we strive to attain amicable resolutions that are commercially viable, such outcomes may not always be attainable and contentious litigation is necessary in certain times.

Our team assists in a wide range of disputes, including but not limited to:

  • Contract disputes
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes including oppression suits under Part 2F of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)
  • Property and leasing disputes including retail tenancy claims under the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW)
  • Insurance disputes
  • Building and construction disputes
  • Debt recovery & Insolvency
  • Liquor licensing and gaming machine matters:
    • – defence of licensees and hospitality employees for infringements under the Liquor Act 1994 (NSW) and Gaming Machines Act 2001 (NSW)
    • – appearing for all types of licensed premises in complaint proceedings
    • – breaches of the Liquor Act 1994 (NSW)
    • – gaming machine ownership disputes

Our team is experienced in preparing for and appearing in Courts and Tribunals regularly. We have appeared in the Supreme Court of NSW (including the Court of Appeal), the District Court of NSW, the Local Court of NSW and the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Going to court is not the only way to resolve a legal matter – there are several substitutes for litigation which are grouped together as alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

When considering litigation, the facts must be carefully analysed, and a reasonable assessment made of possible outcomes, so a potential litigant can make an informed decision. Thorough preparation and strong advocacy is essential.

Being involved in a legal dispute can have serious implications. Understanding your options and whether you should pursue or defend a matter in court is critical to ensure the best possible chance of achieving a viable resolution. Our dispute resolution team will ensure that your legal interests are protected and outline your options so you can make informed decisions with a clear pathway forward.

If you need assistance, contact one of our lawyers at info@slaterandelias.com.au or call 02 9221 1088 for expert legal advice.