While parliaments overriding purpose of the civil litigation process is that it facilitate the “just, quick and cheap” resolution of issues, in reality litigation can be unfair, slow and very expensive.
Accordingly, generally speaking, litigation should only be pursued as a last resort where all reasonable avenues of resolution to a dispute have been exhausted.
Cameron Shaw, solicitor/director of Telemon Lawyers has been involved in a number of Local, District and Supreme Court matters as well as administrative law matters in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).
He says “it’s crucial to understand your desired outcome in the litigation process. Running a civil litigation matter is almost a full time job for the parties involved. Don’t jump in without being prepared for the long haul.”