Commercial Litigation


It is always best to focus on minimising the risk of disputes through well-drafted contracts, operation policies and obtaining sound legal advice from the start. However, in today’s commercial environment, commercial disputes are sometimes unavoidable.

Commercial litigation is the option of last resort. Disputes can often be resolved by dispute resolution and without the stress and costs associated with litigation.

Dispute resolution is the process of resolving a dispute between parties without the Court. There are different types of dispute resolution. For example:

  • Negotiation
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation
  • Arbitration

Litigation, however, is sometimes inevitable.

Following the commencement of legal proceedings, but before a matter goes to a trial or final hearing there will almost always be an opportunity for formal mediation of some sort. This can be an excellent opportunity to resolve the matter.

Where the matter cannot be resolved, and requires adjudication by a judge, we have strong trial experience to ensure that your case is well prosecuted.

We are experienced in dealing with litigation in the following courts and tribunals:

  • VCAT
  • Magistrates’ Court of Victoria
  • County Court of Victoria
  • Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Federal Circuit Court of Australia
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • Family Court of Australia

At PCL Lawyers, we aim to achieve fast and cost-effect solutions. Our litigation lawyers frequently assist in settling disputes by settling the impasse between the parties. If you have a dispute or court proceedings already on foot, contact our litigation and dispute resolution team today on 1300 907 335 or complete the enquiry form on this page.