Roe Mackenzie Lawyers is not a generalist litigation and alternative dispute resolution firm. It acts and specialises in the following:-

  • Wills and Estate Disputes;
  • Retail and commercial lease disputes;
  • Property and Conveyancing disputes, including disputes relating to caveats, easements and injunctions;
  • Building and construction disputes including strata title building disputes;
  • Real estate agent disputes including disputes under the Property, Stock and Agents Act (2002);
  • General business and commercial litigation including defended debt recovery action, bankruptcy and litigation proceedings, and unfair preference claims;


For further information please contact Roe Mackenzie Lawyers.

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution FAQ

I have a dispute but do not wish to go to court. What are my other options?

If you have a dispute which you cannot resolve you should seek the advice of a lawyer at an early stage. The lawyer will be able to assist you to correspond with and negotiate with the other party to try and seek to reach an informal resolution of the dispute. If this is not possible more formal alternative dispute resolution procedures such as conciliation, arbitration and mediation could be used to assist the parties. It is in the interest of all parties to a dispute in the normal course to seek to negotiate a resolution before court proceedings are commenced.

What is mediation and what is arbitration? What is the difference?

Mediation is a dispute resolution process in which an independent party called the mediator seeks to help the parties to a dispute to come to an agreement. The mediator’s role includes facilitating communication, assisting the parties to identify the issue in dispute and possible resolutions to those issues and to help the parties to reach their own agreement. The mediator has no ability to make parties reach an agreement and in the event they can’t has no decision making capability to impose an agreement on either party.
Arbitration is also a dispute resolution process in which an independent party known as the arbitrator helps the parties who resolve the dispute. An arbitration works quite differently to a mediation however as the arbitrator will consider each party’s arguments and then make a decision. The parties to an arbitration agree in advance to be bound by the arbitrators decision. The benefit of an arbitration is that it is usually dealt with less formality then court proceedings and accordingly is usually less costly and more time efficient than having a matter decided by a court.

What is litigation likely to cost and how do you charge?

Roe Mackenzie Lawyers generally charge for litigation matters on an hourly rate basis. At the time of your first meeting with Roe Mackenzie Lawyers after having discussed your matter we will provide you with an estimate of likely costs during the various stages of the litigation. If you wish to discuss the likely costs of your matter prior to committing to an appointment you may call Andrew Mackenzie for an obligation free discussion.