Legal disputes arise out of many areas of business and personal life. From contractual disputes to more complex civil and commercial matters, it is important to have a seasoned litigator representing you, and fighting for the best possible outcome.
We understand the High Court and Magistrate Court processes and procedures and have extensive knowledge and experience in applying legislation, case law and the rules of court to the unique facts of your particular case.
Despite conducting all types of litigation and appearing in courts throughout South Africa, we always assess the merits of a matter and whether it can be resolved without litigation by means of alternative dispute resolution.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) refers to any procedure for settling disputes by means other than litigation. The parties agree to refer the dispute to an independent umpire, whether it be a proficient advocate, attorney or retired judge, and agree to be bound by the umpire’s decision.
The ADR process for the settlement of disputes is becoming a preferred option in commercial, workplace and family related disputes. Reasons that ADR is increasingly being preferred includes the prohibitive costs associated with litigation and the fact that ADR is far more expedient. The most important factor in ADR is that parties themselves actively participate and play an important role in resolving their own disputes. This results in creative solutions, with long lasting outcomes, greater satisfaction and improved relationships.
Our extensive expertise in litigation, arbitration, conciliation, mediation, negotiation and other means of pre-empting and settling disputes ensures that disputes are resolved effectively and efficiently. We focus on resolving matters in clients’ best interests and obtaining optimal results.
Our General Litigation & Dispute Resolution services include:
- Constitutional matters
- Advice on appeal and reviews of court orders
- Commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings
- International litigation and international arbitrations
- Litigation centred around the interpretation of legislation and the exercise of public power
- Litigation in both Deceased and Insolvent Estates – including acting on behalf of liquidators and trustees of insolvent estates in insolvency litigation matters
- Building and construction disputes
- Contractual disputes
- Claims for damages
- Heading special enquiries such as Section 417 interrogations