Civil law encompasses a wide range of legal issues from minor neighbourhood disputes to major commercial litigation. Go To Court Lawyers has dedicated and experienced civil lawyers who can help you by giving clear, timely and practical advice for resolving your civil law matter and achieving the outcome you want.
Whether you need help with debt recovery, employment issues, a commercial or residential leasing dispute, a contractual dispute, insolvency and bankruptcy, torts or commercial litigation, our team of specialist civil lawyers will be with you every step of the way . No matter how big or small your matter is, our civil lawyers can help by giving practical and timely advice to maximise your chance of getting the outcome you want.
Civil Law Overview
Negotiating with the other party
A lot of the work that civil lawyers do occurs out of court. While in some cases, litigating may be unavoidable, it is usually preferable to reach an agreement with the other party and avoid the time and expense involved in going to court.
Our talented civil lawyers will analyse your situation and identify opportunities to resolve the dispute out of court. They will negotiate with the other party where appropriate to do so, to achieve the best possible outcome.
Civil Law Dispute Lawyers
- Acts of God: Tort Law
- Civil Liability of Children
- Client Legal Privilege
- Contributory Negligence
- Debt Recovery
- Injurious Falsehood in Australia
Civil Law Employment Lawyers
- Authorised Deduction from Wages
- Disability Discrimination
- Employee or Contractor Law
- Enterprise Agreement Australia
- Flexible Work Arrangements in Australia
- Industrial Action
- Intellectual Property Created During Employment
- National Employment Law
- Performance Reviews
- Religious And Cultural Leave
- Religious Exemptions to Anti-Discrimination Law
- Sex Discrimination
- Unlawful Dismissal
- Working From Home
- Working Under An Award
- Workplace Discrimination
- Workplace Gender Equality Law
Wills, Estates & Death Lawyers
- Bequests to Minor Children
- Deceased Estates
- Deceased Left a Will on Their Computer
- Early Inheritance
- Grounds for Contesting a Will
- Inheritance Tax
- Interstate and Overseas Assets
- Making a Will In Australia
- Refusing a Bequest
- Testamentary Freedom
- Typos and Spelling Errors in Wills
- Wills That Are Unsigned or Unwitnessed
Civil Law Commercial Lawyers
- Australian Consumer Law Used Cars
- Civil Contract Law
- Copyright in Performance
- Declaring Bankruptcy in Australia
- Design Rights and Registration in Australia
- Directors’ Duties in Australia
- Drones And The Law
- Franchise Agreements in Australia
- Statutory Demands and Insolvency
- Trademark Registration in Australia
Civil Law Taxation Lawyers
Commencing proceedings isn’t always the best way to proceed but some matters can’t be resolved simply through discussions between the parties or their lawyers.
Go To Court’s civil lawyers are experienced in mediation and conciliation and can use these forms of alternative dispute resolution to assist you to achieve a quick and cost-effective outcome, where possible.
If it’s not possible to resolve your matter out of court, it is important to determine which court or tribunal it should be heard in. Each state has different jurisdictions and different rules as to which forum a matter should be filed in. Factors that affect where an application should be filed include the amount of money involved and the geographical location where the cause of action arose. Our Australia-wide network of civil lawyers can help you determine the best way forward.
There are different limitation periods for taking different types of civil action. Some types of action have a lengthy limitation period, while in others (such as employment matters), you are allowed less than a month to initiate proceedings.
Go To Court’s civil lawyers will ensure that applications and responses are filed in time and ensure all deadlines set by the court are met.
If the matter that you are involved in cannot be finalised through negotiations, you may need to initiate court proceedings. Our lawyers will prepare your matter thoroughly by issuing subpoenas, providing disclosure and analysing all material disclosed by the other party.
Our team of civil lawyers is experienced in representing clients in courts and tribunals and will advocate strongly for you or your company. They will fight for the outcome you want and never lose sight of what you want to achieve.
Australian civil law specialists
- Civil Lawyer QLD
- Civil Lawyer NSW
- Civil Lawyer VIC
- Civil Lawyer SA
- Civil Lawyer WA
- Civil Lawyer ACT
- Civil Lawyer NT
- Civil Lawyer TAS
Civil law resources
Articles on civil law legislation
- Changes To The Privacy Act: How Your Business Could Be Affected 22 Feb 2018
- Australia’s Modern Slavery Act
- Copyright Act
- Digital Piracy
- Privacy Act Obligations to Protect Clients’ Personal Information
- Privacy Law in Australia
- Trademark Law Australia
Articles on civil law cases
Civil law FAQS
- Can you Photograph Someone without Permission?
- What Is An Injunction Order?
- What Are Torts?
- What is Estoppel?
- What Does “Balance of Probabilities” mean?
- What Is An Executor De Son Tort?
- What Is A Grant of Probate?
- What Is Testamentary Capacity?
- What Can I Do If I Have Been Disinherited From A Will?
- What If The Executor Has Lost Capacity?
- What If The Executor Is Dead or Missing?
- What if the Executor is Under 18?
- What If You Can’t Find The Will?
- Who Can Be An Executor?
- Who Has Final say On Funeral Arrangements?
- What Is A Preferential Payment?