BAL’s dedicated Litigation and Dispute Resolution team is experienced in matters in all courts and tribunals, up to and including the High Court of Australia. Whether it is a small debt recovery matter, an administrative merits review, or a highly complex commercial dispute, we have the experience and expertise to deal with it.
Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team provide sound, cost-effective solutions through the delivery of strategic, considered and frank practical legal advice and solutions. Our lawyers are familiar with all common forms of alternative dispute resolution, including conciliation, negotiation, mediation, arbitration and expert determination and will recommend the most appropriate use of these options throughout the course of a dispute.
Where a dispute cannot be avoided or resolved through alternative dispute resolution, we have the experience and expertise to advise and help you navigate through the conduct of court proceedings.
In addition to the conduct of litigious matters, BAL Lawyers can advise your not-for-profit organisation on risk minimisation strategies, with a view of implementing systems to minimise the number and impact of disputes.
When a problem arises, let us be your problem solvers. Our dedicated team of litigation and dispute resolution lawyers deals with the full spectrum of matters in all courts and tribunals.
Our focus is always on providing sound and cost-effective, future-proof strategies, often utilising alternative dispute resolution methods. We can provide pre-emptive risk management advice and work alongside you to develop tailored dispute prevention systems that can save your not-for-profit from the impacts of unnecessary or avoidable litigious proceedings.
Where a dispute cannot be avoided, we will represent you in the necessary court of proceedings, representing you with determination every step of the way.
Our insurance lawyers practice in corporate and commercial insurance, and can also provide advice on public liability, financial risks and personal liability issues. We understand the importance of ensuring your not-for profit is protected from liability, and that successful outcomes are achieved in commercial transactions.
In addition to risk management advisory, BAL acts in numerous claims involving insurers, ranging from personal injury and property destruction matters through to professional indemnity matters.
Legal Director, Ian Meagher and Special Counsel, Bill McCarthy are BAL’s primary contacts for insurance issues and are recognised by the Best Lawyers edition in Australia as leaders in the field of insurance litigation. In acting for and against insurers, we have a balanced understanding of insurance contract practices and strategies adopted for and against insurance companies.
Building & Construction
We regularly act for builders and subcontractors, providing expert advice based on our extensive knowledge of building and construction law. If your not-for-profit is being held back by an issue arising from a building and construction dispute, BAL’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution team can give you efficient and sound advice tailored to your needs.
Strict time limits can apply for claims under ACT & NSW legislation, so it is important to act quickly. Our team of expert, knowledgeable lawyers can help you understand the best way forward for your business.
Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team has extensive experience in the management of leasing disputes. We offer practical solutions based on sound knowledge and tailored to your not-for-profit’s needs to ensure its best interests are protected. Our lawyers pride themselves on the quality of advice and representation provided across both commercial and residential disputes.
We specialise in commercial leasing matters. Our lawyers have considerable experience in the ACT Magistrates Court Leasing Division, the ACT Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of NSW and the Supreme Court of NSW Court of Appeal. We will represent you with focus and tenacity to ensure your business continues to thrive.
Good debtor management is imperative for the sustained financial health of any business, including not-for-profit businesses. If poorly managed, the consequences for cash flow and growth can put a business at greater risk of insolvency.
Good debtor management relies on robust internal systems, well communicated trading terms and processes in place for when debtors refuse to pay. Our team will work with you to put in place a debtor management strategy that ensures your business’s financial goals are future-proofed.
Our Enforce Recoveries tool is a simple way to produce a letter of demand. If you need a more robust process such as statutory demands, litigation and enforcement, please contact us.