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Litigation and Dispute Resolution Lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford.

With leading litigation and dispute resolution lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford, Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers have extensive experience and industry knowledge in the management of litigation and dispute resolution matters. We adopt a strategic and commercial approach that aligns with the desired outcomes of our clients.

Why Choose Us in Ballarat and Central Highlands?

By engaging with leading litigation and dispute resolution lawyers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, this places you in the best position to ensure that you are well looked after and cared for by lawyers that also appreciate reputational, commercial and risk management.

We have developed a strong reputation in being able to work with a wide variety of clients in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine, Daylesford, and the broader Central Highlands region. We understand that litigation requires lawyers that have industry knowledge, technical expertise, and can deliver practical outcomes.

Whether you are commencing or defending a legal proceeding, our team of leading litigation and dispute resolutions lawyers deliver practical advice and litigation strategies focused on realistic and commercial outcomes.

When you choose Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, we ensure:

We believe in delivering real expertise in litigation and dispute solutions to create positive experiences for our clients. That’s why, we ensure that our litigation and dispute resolution lawyers are experts in their field and have proven experience in their industry.

Your litigation and dispute resolution experience matters to us, and we believe that you should have reliable, accessible and transparent litigation and dispute resolution services.

That’s why, as a leading regional law firm in Ballarat and Central Highlands, our litigation and dispute resolution team are fully supported by our team of lawyers and support staff so that you can have access to high quality litigation and dispute resolution services.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, we operate and maintain a trust account that is regularly reviewed and audited so that you can have a peace of mind when you transfer your money with us, it is protected and secure.

We understand that you want to feel financially comfortable knowing that you are supported by the right people with the right resources.

That’s why we ensure that our trust accounts are properly audited and reviewed. Our litigation and dispute resolution lawyers across Ballarat, Beaufort, Daylesford & Castlemaine are also assisted by a team of support staff.

We make accessing our litigation and dispute resolution services easy, transparent and reliable, so that your experience with us feels complete and assured.

That’s why when you engage with Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers as your chosen litigation and dispute resolution lawyers, we are committed to providing you accessibility. We have physical offices fully staffed with support teams situated across Central Highlands: Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford. Our head office is situated in Ballarat.

When engaging us, you can also connect with us online, by telephone, or by email. We are committed to ensuring high quality customer service so that your litigation and dispute resolution experience with us is seamless.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, our litigation and dispute resolution lawyers are there to ensure that their technical capabilities and strategies align with clients’ desired outcomes.

With experience and industry knowledge, our lawyers are able to navigate complex litigation and dispute resolution issues in the court system. Our lawyers work closely with clients to understand their circumstances and develop strategies that align with their needs.

Furthermore, our litigation and dispute resolution lawyers understand that legal disputes should not be viewed in a vacuum, and that litigation should be approached with commercial soundness and practicality.

Guided by expertise and experience in litigation and dispute resolution across Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford, we are a valuable asset and resource to the start of your journey because of our ability to develop litigation and dispute resolution strategies in the management of court proceedings from the initial stages of commencing proceedings to trial.

“We ensure that the quality of our litigation and dispute resolution work at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers is excellent and reliable to deliver practical and commercial outcomes.”

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Are you looking for a litigation or dispute resolution lawyer? Call us on (03) 5331 1244 to get in touch and arrange an appointment with a member of our litigation and dispute resolution team.

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What is Litigation and Dispute Resolution?

Litigation is a formal dispute resolution that is focused on performance at court between parties to a dispute. Dispute Resolution can also involve alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. When litigation becomes unavoidable, a commercially sound and practical litigation strategy to manage the conduct of court proceedings plays an important role in the dispute resolution process.

Each dispute is unique, and a good litigation lawyer will develop litigation strategies that are tailored to the circumstances of each client. A good litigation lawyer should have a thorough understanding of the law, and court processes.

With substantial experience across all jurisdictions in Australia, our team of litigation and dispute resolution lawyers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers provide clients with pragmatic representation. Sometimes, this is reflected by advising clients to commence proceedings at the appropriate Court or Tribunal, but more often than not the starting point is to engage with the other side and/or their representatives, and to see if a commercial, practical solution can be obtained.

What Practice Areas are in Litigation and Dispute Resolution?

Practice areas involving litigation and dispute resolution can encompass different types of industries and specialties. With relevant expertise and specialisation, litigation and dispute resolution lawyers are capable of adapting to a wide variety of practice areas. This can include commercial disputes, corporate disputes, contractual disputes, property disputes, building disputes, planning disputes, and insolvency disputes.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, our litigation and dispute resolution lawyers can assist you in alternative dispute resolution and commercial litigation, including:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Corporate Disputes
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Debt Recovery
  • Defamation
  • Corporate Crime
  • Taxation Disputes
  • Employment and Workplace Disputes
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Property Disputes
  • Lease Disputes
  • Environment and Planning Litigation
  • Licensing Disputes
  • Administrative Law
  • Franchise Disputes
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Appellant Litigation
  • Building and Construction Disputes
  • Domestic Building Disputes
  • Commercial Building Disputes
  • Owners Corporation Disputes
  • Competition and Consumer Law Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Personal and Corporate Insolvency Litigation
  • Wills and Estates Disputes
  • Director-Related Disputes
  • Regulatory Disputes
  • White Collars Proceedings
  • Professional Negligence Disputes

What Dispute Resolution Forum is Appropriate for Litigation and Dispute Resolution?

Depending on the expertise, experience, and specialisation of your litigation and dispute resolution lawyer, there are a number of forums available. The appropriate forum may also be determined by any agreement between the parties, or relevant legal considerations that may favor a particular forum as being more convenient.

Our litigation and dispute resolution lawyers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers represent clients in all forums, whether in Victoria or interstate. In Victoria, our litigation and dispute resolution lawyers have represented clients at the following:

  • Supreme Court of Victoria
  • County Court of Victoria
  • Magistrates’ Court of Victoria
  • Family Court
  • Building Appeals Board
  • Federal Court
  • Federal Circuit Court
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • Fair Work Australia

Frequently Asked Questions.

Alternative Dispute Resolution is a term that encompasses alternatives dispute resolution processes other than litigation. The processes involved in Alternative Dispute Resolution may include binding or non-binding models. Examples of Alternative Dispute Resolution processes include Negotiation, Mediation, Early Neutral Evaluation, and Expert Determination.

Alternative Dispute Resolution processes are generally intended to be non-confrontational, and to provide parties with greater control in how the outcome of a dispute should be resolved.

Depending on the legal dispute, the desired outcomes between parties, and whether parties adopt alternative dispute resolution processes, litigation may take at least 12 – 24 months, or longer, to resolve at trial.

This duration may depend on the logistics and preparation involved such as the complexity of the legal dispute, the resources available at the court for a trial to be heard, and the range of evidence that may be required.

Civil litigation may involve disputes between parties, that do not involve criminal proceedings and is a non-criminal related dispute. Whereas commercial litigation generally involves dispute between businesses or companies.

In Victoria, there are a number of courts that operate in a tier-based system. Depending on the complexity of the legal dispute, and the monetary sum claimed, these factors will determine the most appropriate court for your legal dispute. The state-based courts in Victoria involve Magistrates’ Court of Victoria, County Court of Victoria, and the Supreme Court of Victoria.

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Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team.


Ben Franklin

Managing Partner

Ben Green

Special Counsel

Andrew Black

Associate

Samantha Mitchell

Law Graduate

Are you looking for a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer? Call us on (03) 5331 1244 to get in touch and arrange an appointment with a member of our litigation and dispute resolution team.

You can also connect with us by filling out your details and telling us about your information below:

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