Court - Defending or Making a Claim

To make a claim

The Court system generally now requires that you only commence proceedings:

  • After rigorous attempts to negotiate a resolution; and
  • When you have all your evidence, in support of your claim, readily available.

Once you commence proceedings, you must be prepared to see it through to a final conclusion.

Our job is to:

  • Consider all the evidence you hold to justify your claim
  • Assist in obtaining further evidence where needed
  • Advise you as to the law relating to the facts of your case
  • Pursue a resolution of your claim on a realistic and sensible basis
  • Ensure, where possible, that the cost of pursuing your claim does not exceed your outcome
  • Keep you advised on the progress of your claim, and the costs involved
  • Present your case in the best possible manner

To defend a claim

We can assist you in defending a claim, whether it be a criminal prosecution or a civil dispute.

We will work with you to:

  • Understand the extent of the claim
  • Consider the evidence relied on by the claimant and compare it with the evidence you have
  • Guide you as to what further evidence may be needed
  • Explain to you the legal issues of the claim made and the defence of it
  • Investigate whether you might have a counterclaim against the claimant or another person
  • Pursue a resolution of the matter on a realistic and sensible basis
  • Ensure, where possible, that the cost of pursuing your claim does not exceed your outcome
  • Present your defence and any counterclaim in the best possible manner