Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Civil and Commercial Disputes

Commercial Disputes 

Commercial Law governs business and commerce, including corporate contracts, hiring practices, and the manufacture and sale of consumer goods.

Disputes commonly arise relating to breaches of contract, employment, insolvency, franchises, partnership agreements and fiduciary duty breaches.

Whether you feel that you have been disadvantaged or are defending a complaint, Tierney Law will provide specific advice related to your own particular circumstances.

You need expert and experienced advice if you are in a commercial law dispute, let us help you get the best outcome possible.

Civil Disputes

Civil Law deals with private disputes between individuals and organisations.

If you have had an accident or been a victim of crime, you may be entitled to compensation.

If you need to protect your reputation or wish to contest the terms of a Will, we can advise you.

Taking legal action is expensive; we will give you clear advice of the prospects of success and the likely cost of an action.

We will advise you on the most efficient and cost effective path to resolution of the dispute.

If you are involved in a civil law dispute, you need expert and experienced advice, let us get the best outcome possible.

Building and Construction Disputes

Tierney Law acts for clients in this area ranging from large building companies to residential owners.

Building disputes can be stressful particularly for homeowners and small builders reliant on cash-flow.  Tierney Law will provide full and practical advice.

Employment Disputes 

Tierney Law can advise employers and employees as to:

  • Fair Work Act compliance and investigations;
  • employment contracts including executive appointments;
  • termination of employment advice and claims;
  • “adverse action” claims under the Fair Work Act; and
  • public service employment disputes.

Estate Litigation

Disputes as a result of a Will are often complex and fraught. Speak to Tierney Law for advice.

Criminal and Police Matters

Being suspected of criminal activity or the subject of criminal proceedings is a frightening experience and can have a dramatic effect on you and your family.

We can outline clearly the issues for you to consider, provide specific advice, represent you in court and enter a plea on your behalf.

If you have been charged with a criminal offence, you need expert and experienced advice and effective representation.

From simple offences through to more serious charges Tierney Law is here to help. We recognise this can be a daunting arena and we offer personalised service to help navigate through the criminal law system.

We recommend making an appointment to attend one of our offices (located in Huonville, Hobart or Sorell) to speak with one of our lawyers with expertise in this area. This is a chance for us to speak with you about the charges, your circumstances and offer you specific advice and a plan moving forward.

Following on from our initial appointment we can assist with court appearances, lodging documentation and liaising with other parties.

It is likely this will be a challenging chapter in your life and our services can eliminate uncertainty around how to proceed and assist in gaining the best outcome in the circumstances by working together.

General areas of practice (non-exhaustive):

  • Driving offences
  • Applying for a restricted drivers licence when a suspension or disqualification has or will occur
  • Restraint Orders
  • Minor drug offences