Emil Ford Lawyers

Courts & Litigation


We act in most types of Court matters including:

  • Building contracts and disputes
  • Commercial disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Deceased estate disputes
  • Discrimination complaints
  • Employment disputes
  • Local Government appeals
  • Taxation disputes
  • Tenancy disputes
  • Trade Practices disputes
  • Trust matters
  • Wills disputes

Mediation and Arbitration

In many cases disputes can be resolved at an early stage through mediation processes. We will do all that we reasonably can to assist with mediation if that is likely to be in the client’s best interests.

How we approach litigation

We make every effort to explore any reasonable solution which may avoid the commencement of Court proceedings. The delay, expense, stress and uncertainty inherent in placing a dispute in the hands of a Court provide great incentive to finalise disputes early in a way in which the client retains control over the outcome.

Sometimes, however, Court proceedings cannot be avoided because an acceptable solution cannot be reached by pre-Court negotiation. Where Court proceedings become necessary we give clear, commercial advice about the strengths and weaknesses of the case. We work with clients to achieve the best possible outcome, whether that involves the preparation and conduct of a hearing or continued efforts to find a negotiated outcome.

If you are engaged in a business which has a high volume of debtors who do not pay on time, we will work with you to establish systems which enable us to provide debt recovery services (obtaining and enforcing Court judgments) in a cost effective way.

Contact us:  or 61 2 9267 9800

Suite 4 Level 5
580 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: +61 2 9267 9800
Fax: +61 2 9283 2553