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VCAT Hearings

Residential or Commercial Construction Disputes

At Just Law, we know that building disputes, whether they are residential or commercial construction disputes, can often spiral out of control. Even when the parties involved enter the mediation process, a result or positive outcome can sometimes be an elusive one. Perhaps the dispute is just too far beyond an outside or objective voice, and as such, requires either a tribunal or official court hearing.

Enter the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, or VCAT for short.

Essentially, the VCAT hears and decides cases about commercial and domestic building disputes. The dispute may be between a homeowner, a builder, sub-contractor, architect, warranty insurer, or engineer, and in whichever way has caused conflict. When it comes to settling disputes in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Just Law knows that it can be an effective process, a sometimes less intimidating process, and one that allows an unlimited amount of money and damages to be claimed.

Just Law is a legal firm that has extensive experience dealing with VCAT matters, and as such, is a firm that can help you with upcoming hearings, should the need arise. In most instances, the VCAT allows the parties involved to seek legal representation, and Just Law recommend that you certainly do, considering there is usually a legal firm representing the other party. For such cases in which legal representation is not permitted, Just Law advise that you at least seek some form of experienced legal advice when preparing your case to ensure that you present your side of the argument in the best possible light.

Why the VCAT?

Just Law, while experienced in all types of official hearings, tribunal processes, and courtroom settings, knows that the VCAT certainly has its advantages in comparison to the Magistrates' Court, for example. It is faster and less expensive, and even less formal, easing the worries that can sometimes be associated with going to court.

So, if you are facing the prospect of a VCAT hearing and want either legal advice or official representation, Just Law can help you.

If the case goes to hearing Just Law will co-ordinate and instruct all necessary experts who we choose for their experience and expertise and high quality analysis and evidence. James Gray does all his own advocacy, so you don’t have to pay 2 lawyers at a hearing!