Providing civil litigation services with speedy results and a practical commercial outcome

Most litigation matters involve disputes about rights and obligations, and many revolve around money. The disputes are played out in a variety of courts, from the Magistrates Court to the High Court and various specialist tribunals.

At Butcher Paull & Calder, we employ a team of highly specialised lawyers with extensive experience in all courts. Our Litigation lawyers use their wisdom, skill and resources to try ensure a positive outcome for your legal claim or dispute. Contact us for a chat and find out more about how we can help you.

We’re on your side

Whatever your dispute, whether it’s business or family related, we can help settle it efficiently, in the most amicable and affordable manner. We do not want you to waste your time or money on unnecessary prolonged Court cases, and we will do whatever we can to resolve any dispute or litigation as quickly as possible. When you engage our services, you can rest easy knowing that you have some of the most experienced lawyers in Perth on your side.

Our primary services

  • Debt recovery

Debt owed to you can threaten the viability of your business. Our team of debt-recovery specialists has been recovering debt for years. You can rely on them to recover as much as possible of any debt owed to you, in the shortest possible time. This can be achieved through negotiation or litigation.

  • Civil litigation

With a team of experienced civil litigators at our disposal, we are well prepared for all your litigation requirements. With our many years of experience, our talented lawyers have tried and won many of our litigation cases. We always try to settle without going to Court, making it a quicker, cheaper and more pleasant experience for both parties. But if need be, our team of formidable litigators will go to Court, well prepared to do everything in our power to win your case.

  • Insurance disputes

Insurance can be very frustrating, especially when you pay premiums for years only to be turned down when you most need it. As tried-and-tested insurance dispute litigators, we will do all we can to get you what you deserve in your insurance claim.

  • Guardianship & administration

We have a team of experts, specialising in helping with guardianship and administration issues in the State Administration Tribunal.

  • Strata disputes

When it comes to property disputes, strata disputes are some of the most complex. Our property lawyers are well versed in strata title law and will professionally handle any strata litigation.

  • Employment disputes

When it comes to human resources and employment disputes, we always try to settle first, but we have a highly capable team ready to litigate if required.

We also assist with the following areas:

  • Competitions & consumer law
  • Corporations Act
  • Property disputes
  • Will & estate disputes
  • Defamation
  • Appeals
  • General commercial litigation
  • Family law
  • Criminal law
  • Personal injuries

Settling is better than litigation

Disputes can be stressful. Experience shows that between 95% and 97% of disputes are settled, however, this also depends on the court and area of law. Of the matters that proceed to trial, many of the claimants will not do better than they could have achieved at mediation.

At Butcher Paull & Calder, our philosophy is to get on with the claim with the least delay, and look to mediation and dispute resolution to settle the claim as quickly and fairly as we can.

Most of our clients are private citizens rather than big corporations and organisations. Therefore, as a matter of course, we look carefully at three main issues in each case:

  • Producing a speedy result
  • Minimising legal costs for the client
  • Producing a practical commercial outcome

Contact us to talk to one of our litigators.


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