Compassionate with You
Do you have a winning case?
We’ll do everything we can to settle your matter in your best interests before it proceeds to court. We specialise in dispute resolution and solving issues quickly.
But if you decide to fight, you’ll have our team of solicitors on your side. They have the experience, expertise and resources you’ll need. You’ll also have our reputation to help you. We are Sydney’s most fearless litigators.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s a case in the Small Claims Division of NSW or the High Court of Australia. We handle small claims as well as large ones. Our focus is always on delivering the best commercial outcome for our clients.
Our litigation services
Our services are available to individuals, small to medium-sized businesses and large corporations. We can help you through the entire litigation process, whether you’re the plaintiff or the defendant.
- Help you to complete, file and issue your statement of claim form.
- Help you to defend a statement of claim made against you.
- Negotiating with the other party on your behalf.
- Represent you in court if necessary.
- Help you to gain a judgement in your favour.
- Appeal court orders if necessary.
What is a statement of claim?
This is a legal document that commences the legal process. It’s best if it’s prepared by a litigation expert like us. It needs to contain key facts that will help you win your case. These include:
- The names of the parties in the dispute.
- The name of the plaintiff and their lawyer (if any).
- Details of the dispute, including facts that support the plaintiff’s claim.
What should you do if you receive a statement of claim?
If you want to defend the claim, seek our expert legal advice as soon as possible. Some people choose to defend themselves, but we strongly advise against it. If you lose your case due to a lack of legal knowledge, you’ll be further out of pocket. We’ll achieve the best possible resolution for you.
The litigation process and our commitment to you
Being involved in a commercial dispute can be a big distraction. We understand that litigation can be stressful. If can affect both your personal and business life. But we’ll fight for you every step of the way. We’ll always act in your best interests and we have a proven approach to debt recovery.
What happens in court proceedings?
Our experts will be thoroughly prepared to argue your case in court. We’ll also present evidence and statements to support your case. The magistrate will then make a legal ruling. This is a court order. Both the plaintiff and the defendant will then need to comply with this ruling.
However, the unsuccessful party in the case can choose to file an appeal against the court ruling. This appeal application must be made within 28 days. Whether the application is accepted will depend on the legal grounds for the appeal. It may be dismissed.
We have a range of flexible and innovative cost models available. The best one will depend on your specific legal matter and circumstances. We can tailor our litigation services to meet your needs.
It’s important to recognise that legal fees are an investment. They help to protect your business, your assets and your future. At times, it can be a costly experience. But our lawyers work hard to take the load off your back. We strive for the best result for you, at the lowest possible cost.
We’ll aim to ensure that most of your legal fees are paid by the other party in the dispute. We take great pride in achieving a successful outcome for you.
Our other areas of practice
Commercial litigation is just one of the services we provide at our law firm. Our expert team at Unified Lawyers can also assist you with:
- Contract Law
- Insurance Law
- Torts / Negligence
- Franchise Agreements
- Building and Construction
- Product Liability
- Debt Recovery
- Property Law and Conveyancing
- Family Law
- Immigration Advice
- Wills & Estates
We have offices at three convenient Sydney locations: Ultimo, Marrickville and Surry Hills.
Contact us today for a free initial consultation!