Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Our aim is to obtain your desired outcome in the most cost effective and expeditious manner.
If possible we seek to resolve your dispute without resort to litigation. Where necessary litigation will be prosecuted or defended vigorously on your behalf. We are prepared to take on Melbourne’s larger litigation practices.
Areas of Practice
- Commercial and Contractual Disputes
- Debt Recovery
- Property Disputes
- Motor Vehicle Collisions
- Building and Construction Disputes
Dispute Resolution and Mediation
Rather than incur the legal costs and hassle of having a dispute go to Court, our office aims to resolve matters in a timely, cost effective manner. We have the necessary experience to resolve disputes early, whether it be by way of an informal round table conference or mediation.
Many courts now regard alternative dispute resolution measures as a compulsory procedure before a case is able to proceed to a hearing. Our approach is to view your circumstances holistically, and it is often the case that a speedy and amicable resolution is the best option.
Building and Construction Disputes
AUM Lawyers has experience in disputes arising from the construction of both domestic and commercial buildings. We have acted for builders, developers, sub-contractors and home owners in various jurisdictions including Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Supreme Court of Victoria, Adjudication and Arbitration.
Strict time limits may apply within this area such as Adjudication proceedings under the Building and Construction Industry Security for Payment Act 2002. At AUM Lawyers we have the knowledge and skills to provide quality assistance within the time constraints of the jurisdiction.
Debt Recovery and Enforcement Proceedings
You have worked hard for your money and when someone refuses to pay what is rightfully yours we will seek to recover what is owed to you.
AUM Lawyers can act for you in obtaining and enforcing judgments against debtors, defend recovery proceedings, institute and defend winding up and bankruptcy proceedings, enforcement of insurance policy payouts and so on.
In today’s competitive business environment, cash flow is one of the most vital aspects of profitability for any business, large or small. The prompt collection of outstanding debts is of primary importance. Many businesses find it hard to recover debts that are outstanding consequently having an impact on cash flow. The procedure of recovering these debts is also something that some companies have little time, money and more importantly, experience for.
The answer can be found with a firm such as ours. We offer our expertise to negotiate for you to recover debts from your customers. Legal action is avoided where possible and is used as a last resort to recovering any debts.
Areas of Practice
- Credit management
- Pre-litigation advice
- High volume debt recovery
- Court Actions
- Enforcement proceedings
- Disputed debt collection
- Insolvency litigation