Civil Lawyers have extensive experience in civil disputes. If you are in a dispute about the supply of goods or services, Civil Lawyers may be able to help you resolve the dispute and if not successful apply to VCAT to try to settle your dispute with the other parties. Anyone can apply to VCAT to resolve a dispute with: •

  • a supplier or possible supplier; or
  • purchaser or possible purchaser arising from:
    • the supply or possible supply; or
    • purchase or possible purchase of goods and services

Services must be supplied in trade or commerce and may include some claims relating to interests in real estate. Disputes may also include damages for breach of the provisions of the Fair Trading Act 1999 that occurred in trade or commerce. ‘Anyone’ includes:

  • traders
  • companies
  • businesses
  • consumers
  • individuals

and regardless of whether the goods or services are for private or business use.

What are the time limits for applying?
You must bring claims under the Fair Trading Act 1999 within 6 years of the dispute. Further time limits may apply if the dispute arose before 1 September 1999. If this applies, you should contact VCAT on 1800 133 055 (within Victoria) for further information.

If you require expert legal services in relation to all VCAT matters, speak to us as soon as possible so that we can advice you and adequately prepare you for the range of legal matters and options open to you that you will need to consider.

We are ready and able to provide advice, appear and also brief experienced Expert Counsel on an urgent basis to attend in order to best defend, safeguard and advance your rights and interests in all VCAT law matters.

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Melbourne court district

Civil Lawyers can be found at Suite b Level 6/326 William St, Melbourne Vic 3000 corner of Latrobe Street and William Street on the North East corner opposite Flagstaff Gardens and Flagstaff Station which is easily accessible and reached through the Victoria wide and Melbourne wide rail network.

Further, our offices are very close to all the Courts and are easily accessed by the Melbourne tram network.


This landmark corner of the Melbourne legal precinct houses Civil Lawyers – a firm of professional, experienced lawyers, guaranteeing you affordable legal service excellence.