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Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution Services

Our extensive experience in the area of dispute resolution enables us to provide realistic outcomes for our clients so as to avoid drawn out, expensive litigation. As skilled negotiators, we practice alternate dispute resolution (ADR) wherever possible to avoid the stresses of court by reaching commercial resolutions for our clients.

Debt Recovery

Debt recovery work forms part of our core service offering. We act as the South Australian agents for two significant debt collection agencies in New South Wales and Victoria. As part of this practice on a daily basis we issue final notices and summons, apply for judgments, apply for enforcement processes such as warrants of sale, investigation summons to investigate a judgment debtor’s ability to meet a judgment and lodge caveats.

Breach of Contract

There are many ways in which a breach of contract may occur and it can be difficult to work out if a party to a contract is in breach. Uncertainty can stem from poor drafting or construction of a contract. It is usually only the cases where the arguments on either side both have merit that end up in court, as the parties can not reach common ground. Our experienced lawyers will attempt to resolve your dispute in a very cost-effective manner.

Corporate Insolvency and Bankruptcy

Disputes arise in this context where bankruptcy trustees or liquidators attempt to repatriate monies paid to creditors for goods and/or services, claiming the same to be preferential or uncommercial payments to that creditor. Pace has brought both such actions on behalf of liquidators and also defended such claims successfully for creditors, for over two decades. This is a complex and technical area of law where diligent advice is a must.

Building and Construction Disputes

Building or construction disputes can have a massive impact on your life and that of your family. Be you a home owner, builder, developer, contractor or subcontractor, these disputes are always stressful and often extremely costly. Lingering or unresolved disputes can delay the build and cause significant increases in budgeted costs. Timely and pragmatic advice is the key. Our property law team is well aware of the need to move decisively and effectively in these matters and has the skills and resources to do so.

Professional Negligence

To bring a successful claim for professional negligence, you must establish that there was a duty of care owed to you by the professional and that the professional breached their duty of care, resulting in harm or damage to you. In some professions where the existence of a duty is not settled law, careful argument must be made and, in some instances, care is required in articulating the exact nature of the breach. In any event, such claims come in a multitude of forms and a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach cannot be taken.

Director and Shareholder Disputes

Disputes may arise in the corporate landscape where directors are accused of breaching their duties of care, where shareholders claim to be oppressed by a majority and/or shareholder agreements are said to be contravened. The available causes of action are vast as are the remedies, heightening the need for a skilled professional to navigate you through this area of law. We have had conduct of such matters for over two decades.

Serina Pace
Legal Director

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Shavin Silva
Associate Lawyer

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Stefania Scarcella

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