The specialist litigation team at Williams Graham Carman can advise and assist with the complexities of litigation to ensure you are properly represented and your rights are protected. Being involved in a dispute can be a worrying time, especially if a resolution appears to be out of sight.
We encourage early dispute resolution but if it is not possible, we can assist you through to trial and enforcement proceedings.
Appointing a specialist litigation lawyer to assist you to navigate the complexity of litigation will greatly assist you and your case.
Breach of duty of care:
If you believe that you have suffered as the result of a breach of a duty of care owed to you, whether at work or elsewhere, seeking legal advice is instrumental in ensuring that your case is properly prepared.
Building and construction disputes:
If you are involved in a building and construction dispute, WGC lawyers can assist you to resolve the dispute quickly and effectively, or if the dispute cannot be resolved, defend your position at trial.
Resolving commercial disputes both between companies and other commercial enterprises, needs to happen as quickly and efficiently as possible, not only to reduce your exposure to an unfavourable outcome but to ensure profits and reputation are not negatively affected. Working with a specialist litigation lawyer can ensure you receive the best advice and assistance in respect to your commercial dispute.
Company, partnership and shareholders disputes:
When issues arises concerning partnership and shareholder rights and responsibilities, consulting a lawyer can be crucial to achieving an early negotiated result. Where such disputes are settled early, a lawyer will be instrumental in ensuring all aspects of the relationship are carefully considered and the agreement reached between the parties is suitably documented. If an early resolution is not possible, we can assist you in any necessary court proceedings commenced or brought against you.
Complex multi-party litigation:
If more than one party is in involved in a litigation case, dispute resolution can be fraught with complexities and challenges. In order to properly protect your position, expert legal advice is necessary.
Contractual disputes often require close attention to detail and specialist knowledge of contract law to ensure that your legal rights are protected.
If your business is struggling financially, appointing a specialist litigation lawyer to assist in the corporate recovery process can be crucial to giving your business the best chance of survival.
The availability of mediation and other alternative dispute resolution processes may provide you with the means of settling your case out of court. Litigation Partner Doug McKinstry is an Accredited Queensland Law Society Mediator.
Enforcement of securities:
If you wish to enforce your contractual securities, appoint a lawyer to guide you through the process.
Estate disputes and estate litigation:
If a dispute arises in respect of a deceased estate, including where a will is or should be contested, do not hesitate to contact WGC to assist you during this stressful and difficult time.
Best business practice calls for professional indemnity insurance and other appropriate measures to be in place. However, no matter how well you are protected, insurance disputes can still arise. If you are in dispute with an insurer, WGC can help.
The law of the sea (i.e. Maritime Law) is complex and fraught with challenges. If you need assistance in this area, WGC can assist you.
Having current knowledge of media law, including defamation, can be essential for those working in journalism and other professions related to the media. If you consider that you have been defamed or if you may have defamed someone, we recommend you seek prompt legal advice as there are strict time limitations which apply to defamation claims.
Legal issues that arise in the sporting sector require expert legal advice from specialist lawyers. If you are concerned with any aspect of sports law, WGC can help.
Technology and intellectual property disputes:
In the ever-evolving world of technology, protecting your copyright and/or ensuring you do not infringe another’s copyright is becoming more important. In some industries, copyright is essential to maintaining a profitable and growing business. If you need assistance in respect of this complex and unique area of law, contact WGC.
Trade practices litigation:
The Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”) regulates the rights of consumers, the obligations of business operators selling or supplying products and services to consumers and much more. The obligations created by the ACL are onerous and the penalties or consequences for infringements of the ACL can be significant. If you find yourself in hot water over a consumer issue or you require advice regarding your rights and obligations, contact WGC for expert advice and assistance.
Workplace health and safety:
The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld) governs all workplace occupational health obligations in Queensland. Many businesses and organisations are not aware of the extent of their obligations and the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld). If you contravene your workplace health and safety obligations, the consequences can be severe, especially if a worker is injured or killed. For advice as to your specific obligations or assistance with a workplace health and safety investigation or prosecution, contact our expert team.
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