Litigation + Dispute Resolution
We take the most direct route to solving your legal problems or protecting your interests and will advise you on whether the result you are likely to achieve will outweigh the cost to you in time and money.
97% of legal disputes settle on route to a hearing because they do not justify the cost and time involved in litigation. It is often best to try alternative dispute resolution techniques such as, negotiation, mediation and arbitration, before heading to court.
When it is necessary to start litigation or to defend yourself from a claim, we always run two cases – one case on the substance of the dispute and one case on recovering as much of your costs as possible.
Parties involved in minor claims are required under the rules of the court or tribunal hearing their claim to go to early mediation. This means that you can try to solve your dispute before spending a lot of money. Relevantly, we can fix our costs for minor claims.
Disputes in the District and Supreme Courts are also required by the rules of those courts to go to mediation, but at a later stage. This means that parties involved in more substantial disputes often incur significant costs before they get to mediation. Importantly, we will consider fixing our costs for these disputes also, and can offer you private mediation and negotiation to try to settle your dispute at an early stage.
We have resolved disputes involving
- Building and Construction
- Commercial Contracts
- Family Provision Claims
- Intellectual Property
- Contracts of Insurance
- Misleading or Deceptive Conduct and Negligent Misstatement
- Mining, Oil and Gas
- Property Law – Strata Titles Act, Property Law Act
- Sexual Harassment and Discrimination
- Professional Negligence
KD Legal has experience in
- Negotiating, mediating and arbitrating disputes.
- Commercial Litigation
- Representing clients in most of the courts and tribunals.