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CIVIL CLAIMS

Overview

Your rights and entitlements can be impacted in a variety of situations, ranging from disputes with government agencies to disputes with other individuals. Those disputes might arise from a breach of policy or a breach of contract. In any of these situations, it is important to seek leave advice about common law and equitable remedies available to you, and ensure your rights are protected.

Civil litigation is the process of dispute resolution between members of a community through the Court system. Civil law grants individuals the right to sue for compensation, damages or for specific action in matters such as breach of contract, defamation and negligence.

If you think you have a claim against a business, organisation, government authority or another individual, it is important to obtain immediate legal advice about the following key matters:

  • What is the appropriate claim?

  • What is the appropriate remedy?

  • What Court or jurisdiction would handle your matter?

  • What division should your claim be filed in?

  • Is there a time limit in which you need to commence Court proceedings?

  • What are the issues in dispute?

  • Has alternative dispute resolution been attempted?

  • Is mediation possible?

  • What risks are involved?

  • Do you have reasonable prospects of success?

The above questions can be answered after you have consulted a lawyer and the lawyer has investigated the matter and considered relevant legislation and case law. Before commencing any civil suit, it is important that your lawyer certifies you have reasonable prospects of success. If you commence an action without reasonable prospects of success, you could be liable for a costs order.

At KF Lawyers, we can assist you in a range of civil disputes, including but not limited to the following:

  1. MALICIOUS PROSECUTION

  2. DEFAMATION

  3. PROPERTY CLAIMS

  4. EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES

  5. CONTRACTUAL DISPUTES

  6. MEDIATIONS

  7. EQUITABLE CLAIMS

 

If you have a civil dispute that you wish to discuss, please contact KF Lawyers to arrange a consultation to explore your options.

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