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What is a litigation lawyer and how can they help me?
Article by: Marlon Camacho – Commercial Litigation Lawyer – RMO Law
While popular media often portrays litigation lawyers as combative and always ready for a legal showdown, the reality is far more nuanced. Much like medical professionals who specialise in various fields, lawyers also specialise in different areas of law. General lawyers provide broad advice across multiple areas, similar to general practitioners in medicine. On the other hand, litigation lawyers are legal specialists who focus on resolving ongoing disputes between parties.
The Core Expertise of Litigation Lawyers
Litigation lawyers possess the specialised knowledge required to navigate and resolve disputes at various stages. Their skills encompass early-stage conflict resolution, negotiation for potential settlements, and representation in court if necessary. When disputes escalate and legal action becomes inevitable, having a litigation lawyer on your side can be crucial. These legal professionals understand the intricacies of negotiation and the court process, enabling them to guide clients towards favourable outcomes.
Specialisations within Litigation
Within the realm of litigation, lawyers often further specialise in specific areas of law, similar to medical specialists. Notable specialisations within litigation include:
- family law;
- criminal law;
- employment law;
- property law;
- wills and estates;
- commercial law;
- tax law; and
Each specialisation demands a unique set of skills and expertise, allowing litigation lawyers to tailor their approach to the nuances of a given legal matter.
The Importance of Litigation Experience
When seeking legal assistance, it is imperative to inquire about a lawyer’s litigation experience. Not all lawyers possess the expertise required to navigate the complexities of disputes. Unfortunately, some may claim to have litigation experience without the necessary background, potentially jeopardising their clients’ cases. An experienced litigation lawyer is well-versed in the art of negotiation and understands the intricacies of court proceedings, ensuring that the client’s interests are protected throughout the legal process.
Objective of a Good Litigation Lawyer
A skilled litigation lawyer is dedicated to securing the best possible outcome for their clients. Whether resolving disputes through mediation or presenting a case in court, the overarching goal is to achieve the most favourable deal for the client. It is important to note that opposing lawyers are also working towards the best outcome for their clients. Negotiating this complex process requires experience, making a seasoned litigation lawyer an invaluable asset in legal matters.
Legal Standing in Disputes
In most legal disputes, multiple parties have contributed in some way to the problem at hand. This implies that clients usually have some legal standing to defend themselves or seek remedies for harm committed against them. Consequently, seeking legal advice from a litigation lawyer as soon as a dispute arises is a prudent approach. This ensures that clients are well-informed about their legal standing and can take appropriate actions to protect their interests.
RMO Law – A Trusted Partner in Litigation
At RMO Law, our teams boast extensive litigation experience in their respective fields. When you choose our firm for representation, you can rest assured that our litigation expertise will facilitate a favourable outcome in your current circumstances. Whether your legal matter pertains to family law, criminal law, employment law, property law, wills and estates, commercial law, tax law, or migration, our dedicated professionals are ready to guide you through the complexities of litigation. Your peace of mind and the best possible resolution for your case are our top priorities.
We are available to meet with you at any of our local offices (Brisbane, Gold Coast, Beenleigh, Cleveland and Jimboomba) or by telephone or video-conference.
This article is for your information and interest only. It is not intended to be comprehensive, and it does not constitute and must not be relied on as legal advice. You must seek specific advice tailored to your circumstances.