Civil Litigation Lawyer Gold Coast
Commercial And General Litigation
Disputes arise in business and everyday life. Southside Legal Gold Coast Lawyers has significant experiences in different types of disputes. General commercial disputes including contractual disputes and debt recovery are handled as well as claims against non-paying insurers and claims made against deceased estates.
With all disputes our Gold Coast litigation lawyers are committed to providing practical advice that is cost effective to you. With almost all litigation it is essential to consider the basic elements of the dispute before making the decision to commence court proceedings. How much am I seeking to recover, what will it cost me and what are my realistic chances of success? These three questions must be asked and weighed up before committing to court proceedings. Once involved in the litigation process an intense effort is required, as put bluntly there is no prize for coming second. Southside Legal is prepared to fight to protect your rights, although where appropriate, mediation will be considered and recommended when thought to be in your best interests. Each matter is different and at Southside Legal we will give the appropriate time to consider your personal position.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why use a solicitor?
Solicitors are helpful because not only can they advise you on the chances of success in recovering the debt, if court proceedings are issued you can recover part of the legal fees from the debtor. If you use a debt collection agency, they will take a percentage of the monies owing.
Is it worth pursing my claim for a debt?
It depends on whether the debtor has assets and also you need to look at the economics of the claim. How much are you pursuing and how much will it cost you to pursue the court proceeding and what are your chances of success, are the three elements you need to consider, balance them carefully.
Do I really need a solicitor?
Buying and selling a business is usually far more complex than you realise. There can be issues involving leases, franchises, employees, secured debts, insurance and many others need to be considered. The way you structure your acquisition of the business can also be important.
Why use a solicitor for debt recovery?
We have experience in pursuing debtors and have an intimate knowledge of the enforcement procedures available to you once you obtain judgment. On a successful conclusion of your claim, you will recover the bulk of your legal costs and outlays from the debtor. If you use a debt collection agency, they will retain a percentage of the debt for themselves.