Impex Lawyers & Advisors

Civil & Commercial Litigation Lawyers in Melbourne

We’re dedicated to give the best-suited advice to our clients when it comes to civil litigation and disputes. Often times it is better to work things out amicably and stay away from lawyers and courts- That’s free advice because I’ll share with you now – it’s time consuming, stressful, distracting and expensive.

Unfortunately however, life is not that simple and conflicts invariably occur all day, everyday- we can help with dispute resolution without financial gouging or fuss.

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What does the term “best-suited advice” refer to? Resorting to court is not always the most effective and commercially viable option to settle a dispute. Mediation, negotiation and arbitration often prove to be far better and cheaper alternative forms of dispute resolution. But if things demand the route to court, we protect our clients’ interests regardless. 

Civil Litigation & Commercial Dispute Resolution

IMPEX Lawyers & Advisers have significant experience in handling complicated Civil and Commercial litigation cases from lower Magistrates to County up to Supreme Court matters.

Our Civil and Commercial Litigation Lawyers focus on managing risks and furthering our client’s strategic business objectives.

We Understand

We understand that business means risk for reward and that can result in uncertainty, misunderstanding and conflict.

We Solve

We solve litigation & dispute problems in the most specialised, advantageous, efficient and cost-effective manner.

We encourage

We encourage clients to reach their commercial ambitions and where required: prosecute and defend along the way.

We Accept Client Enagements for

In instances of Civil Litigation or Dispute Resolution we assist our client’s by

Barrister retention

We have trusted relationships with leading specialist Barristers and their respective Clerks.

We retain and instruct these specialist experts on behalf of our clients where often superior skills are required. 

Read this excellent Australian Financial Review article to understand how IMPEX can save you up to 50% off your fees compared to engaging larger firms who operate on traditional pyramid models.

Please click here for more information of ‘Why use a Barrister’ and click here to access the Victorian Bar Barrister Directory.


Most frequent questions and answers

Every Australian citizen is entitled to pursue a legal dispute resolution approach with another community member. The civil law allows citizens to sue for compensation in response to a wide array of offensive actions.

As opposed to disputes between community members, neighbors or other sections of the general society, commercial litigation exclusively deals with dispute resolution in the business and commercial domain. Commercial disputes may be broadly categorized as breach of terms by a co-founder, joint venture disputes, professional negligence, fraudulent commercial transitions and employer-employee dissent, and more.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), as the name suggests, is a deviant method of dispute settlements where it is not feasible to move to court for socio-economic reasons. It is essentially an umbrella term that is collectively used for processes like arbitration, expert determination, and mediation, where an impartial third party (a practicing lawyer preferred) tries to bring the disputing parties to a mutually agreeable settlement. Alternative dispute resolution is quiet often the best-suited and hence, the preferred course of action for dispute resolution in Australia.

Although frequently asked and heavily concerning, there’s no definitive answer to this question. Court trials take typically longer than expected. Hearings are set for trial 12 to 18 months after being filed. This duration is, however, not generalized for all cases. Criminal trials are an exception where trials are set sooner.

Broadly classifying, there are two types of cases that civil lawyers handle, i.e., criminal and civil. The role of a lawyer varies in both these cases. In a criminal case, the lawyer either defends or prosecutes their client for accusations are made against them. Whereas, in a civil case, lawyers represent disputing parties with a legally sound approach in the court of law.

As far as expenses are concerned, arbitration is more often than not, less costly than traditional court litigation. Also, as opposed to court hearings, disputing parties in congruence with the arbitrator are privileged to set their own meeting time and place. In addition, arbitration is also associated with a lesser strict judgment, and it was not coming from a court; you are free to argue with the final decision. To conclude, it’s evident that arbitration may be a better way to approach a dispute settlement in some cases.

As an established rule, the final judgment of a lower tribunal can be filed for a review to the next higher court only once. In any particular case, the number of appeals you can make depends on how many courts are at a higher hierarchical order to the court that made the decision you want to get reviewed.


+61 39999 7494

Level 13/200 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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