What is litigation?

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Litigation refers to the process of taking legal action in court to resolve a dispute between parties. It can take place in a range of courts and tribunals depending on the nature of the dispute.

The lowest level of courts are the Magistrates’ Courts which hear minor civil and criminal matters. County Courts and Supreme Courts deal with more serious civil and criminal cases. The Federal Court and High Court hear disputes that involve federal law, such as intellectual property or immigration matters.

Tribunals are specialised bodies that hear disputes in specific areas of law, such as the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal which deals with tenancy disputes, consumer complaints, and discrimination cases. Other tribunals include the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Navigating the court system can be complex and time-consuming, and legal representation is essential to ensure your interests are protected.

Geelong Legal can provide you with expert advice on the best course of action for your legal matter and guide you through the litigation process. Our Geelong lawyers can assist with drafting legal documents, preparing evidence, and representing you in court or tribunal hearings.


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