It is important to remember that there are certain types of claims that can only be issued in a particular Court or Tribunal. For example, a claim relating to a domestic building problem must be issued in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. If a claim is issued in the wrong place, it may be struck out, which would mean you would have to start again somewhere else. You would also commonly have to pay your opponent's costs.
If you are in a situation where you believe legal action is required to recover a debt, you should obtain professional legal advice. Please give us a call on 1300 205 506 or send an email with your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information contained in this article is intended to be of a general nature only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Any legal matters should be discussed specifically with one of our lawyers.
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Caroline Callegari is an Associate Principal and leads our Disputes & Litigation team. She has an advisory and advocacy practice in the following areas: Commercial Litigation, corporate and personal disputes, debt recovery and, insolvency and bankruptcy matters. Caroline can be contacted on (03) 8561 3324.