The litigation process

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Every court (and tribunal) in Western Australia (including the Federal Court and other federal jurisdictions) has separate rules for the conduct of proceedings. Some use different nomenclature to describe parties and processes, but the principles are much the same. Commencing proceedings An applicant (plaintiff) commences an action against a respondent(respondent) by filing a writ (summons or application) at the appropriate […]

Litigation funding

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A problem we have seen time and again is that a client has a good claim but is not in the financial position to pay court fees, our legal fees and the fees of any expert witness. This is where litigation funding may prove to be useful. Litigation funding simply means that someone else pays some or all […]

The kind of lawyer you hope the other guy has

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It’s not always easy to tell if the lawyer you’ve hired is right for you. If you’re wondering if you’ve chosen wisely our (slightly) tongue in cheek Guide may help you to decide if you’ve ended up with the kind of lawyer you hope the other guy has. “A lawyer’s advice is his stock and […]

Statutory demands – a secret weapon in debt collection

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Birman & Ride’s cost-effective demand letters produce a much higher volume of debt recoveries for our clients than legal action. For one reason, some recipients settle claims they might otherwise dispute simply to protect their credit rating. But what if you could force a slow-paying corporation to pay up or risk being wound up? And at minimal […]