When disputes arise in a business it is not always possible to find a resolution suitable to all the parties involved. And where disputes are unable to be resolved by negotiation it is likely they will end up in a litigated process in court.
Disputes in a commercial context may arise out of the contravention of the law, unintended or otherwise. In other instances, the dispute might be the result of breaches of common law such as negligence, fraud, breach of contract and misrepresentation resulting in a loss to one or more parties.
In each situation, it is important to understand your legal rights and the options available to seek redress if you are the party suffering loss, or protection if you are being sued by someone else.
It is important to keep in mind that disputes divert resources away from your business. If the process goes to court it can become a costly exercise, and though you may have a strong case you are never be guaranteed of a win. That makes any decision to divert resources to a dispute a commercial decision.
Our approach to commercial disputes is to seek a negotiated settlement, suitable to you, without going through a costly litigated process. However, that is not always possible.
If you find yourself in a commercial dispute get in touch with use and speak with one of our expert litigators to understand your rights and determine the most appropriate course of action.