dispute resolution

Handling your own dispute negotiations can and will make a bad situation worse.

As a lawyer handling a demanding situation, we will help you navigate the minefield of negotiations.


Typically you have the following options to resolve your dispute:

  • Negotiations;
  • Mediation (dispute resolution in a formalised setting); and
  • Litigation (lawsuit or arbitration).

Do speak to us so that we can assess your matter and advise you accordingly.


Receiving a Writ of Summons means someone has commenced a lawsuit against you or your company. There are strict court deadlines that must not be ignored. 

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We assist you by reducing the stress of handling the dispute, providing you with creative solutions and options at each step of the process.

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