Commercial Disputes

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Explaining your options

When dealing with disputes between two business entities, it is important to understand your options or the path to take that suits your individual needs. A lawyer can assess your case and explain what would be the best course of action for you moving forward, whether it be progressing to a hearing or entering less costly alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation.

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Selecting the right option for you

Once a lawyer has educated you on all of the possible options, they will work with you to determine which option can best resolve your commercial dispute. Each dispute can be handled differently, so by seeking legal advice you will be working with an experienced lawyer who has dealt with a variety of cases in the past that have produced positive results.

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Producing a positive outcome

It may seem like you will never reach a positive outcome amid a complex commercial dispute. We can help you dissolve commercial disputes as quickly and painlessly as possible to produce a positive outcome for all parties involved, by working alongside you every step of the way and warning you of any other issues that may impact your business and your case.

Frequently asked questions

Commercial disputes are disputes that arise between two business entities.
Commercial disputes can arise for a range of reasons in a range of settings. Often, these matters involve disputes over:

- Business interests;
- Property;
- Contracts;
- Employment;
- The provision of goods and services;
- Finance terms; and
- Unfair or unlawful trade activities.
Regardless of the nature of commercial disputes, they can be time consuming, costly and often create a significant personal and emotional burden for those involved. In some situations, commercial disputes can cause long-lasting damage to the reputation of the business and irreversible damage to the relationship between the parties involved.
Commercial dispute resolution is a method of solving disputes between business entities through negotiation, arbitration, mediation and litigation.
Mediation is a confidential process that involves an unrelated and unbiased third-party assisting disputing parties in coming to an agreement by facilitating conversation between the parties that promotes a mutually agreeable settlement.
Arbitration is a private process that helps settle disputes by allowing the parties to present their arguments and evidence to an arbitrator who will make a decision based on the legal rights and wrongs of the situation.
Litigation is the process of taking out legal action against an opposing party that is settled in a court of law.
You should first discuss the dispute with the other party. If this does not resolve the dispute, you can draft up a letter of demand with the assistance of a lawyer to send to the other party. This letter should outline the issues and what is demanded in relation to the outcome. If an agreement is still not reached, you may look into other methods of dispute resolution such as mediation or litigation. Solving your commercial dispute without requiring court assistance is the most cost-effective method for all parties.

Why choose us

We will tell you the truth at all times

We will be honest with you about your prospects of success, issues that arise or the commercial viability of your matter. The first time you come to see us, we will tell you whether you even need a lawyer.

We will respect you and your situation

Our job is not to judge anything you may have done. Our job is to guide your matter and actions moving forward to give you the best possible outcome for you, both legally and personally.

We will listen and understand your needs

We will hear not just what you want to achieve, but why you want to achieve it. We will tell you what you need to do to achieve the outcome you are after, legally, practically and emotionally.

We will stand by you all the way

Your matter doesn’t finish once a court order has been made. We will stay on your matter right up until all of the outstanding issues have been dealt with and the court orders are complied with.

We can help you through all aspects of business law

Forge Legal’s business lawyers are specialists in all areas of business law and can assist you with all business law matters.

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