Where possible, and where appropriate, we will advise you on the alternatives available to you in order for you to meet your objectives, the strategies with which to meet them and the procedures involved.
There are various ways in which disputes can be resolved:
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) – ADR offers several options in resolving the dispute without going to Court. The result could be more cordial or less acrimonious than litigating in the Court.
- Tribunals & Commissions – there are various Tribunals and Commissions set up by the government to investigate, review or enforce not only the decisions of the governmental departments or statutory bodies but also to seek remedy or relief against other individuals or businesses.
- Ombudsman & Other Offices – the government has also set up numerous other offices to assist individuals and businesses with respect to reviewing grievances against various governmental departments or statutory bodies.
- Courts – the courts in Australia provide an adversarial process where each party can present its case to the Magistrate or the Judge for a result in favour of one of the parties to the proceedings in accordance with the evidence presented and the applicable law.