ADJUDICATION AND LITIGATION
We appreciate adjudication and litigation are rarely welcome aspects in our clients’ lives. We also understand that these services are rarely seen as “preferable” expenditures in any client budget. If your issue needs to proceed down the adjudication and litigation route, pre-legal options have been exhausted. Certainly, at Nautilus, we encourage and offer significant pre-litigation options (such as conciliation and mediation – which provides the parties to understand the other’s position before the matter proceeds to court).
When the road is tough, and the positions are not capable of being determined to the satisfaction of our client, we take our client matters before the New South Wales, Queensland and/or Commonwealth Courts with proficiency and effectiveness.
As we do such high volumes of litigation at Nautilus, we are able to provide strategic plans with costings predicative of each stage of the proceeding from the outset. There can be times where matters progress outside of the strategic plans, largely where information is discovered in the proceedings which was previously undisclosed by a client or witnesses become unavaiable. These side routes are not an often venture, however, because the key to starting any litigation – is predicting the other side’s legal and factual positions. This is why we put the greater time and investment in the investigation stage of the proceeding, before lodgment or filing of a defence – because “skimping” in the beginning can be catastrophic in the end.
We regularly publish articles on adjudication and litigation. Please refer to our Articles Page.