Estate dispute resolution

Personal Dispute Resolution

Personal disputes often bring heartache, anxiety, stress and financial difficulty.  Many times, these disputes arise out of circumstances beyond your control.

The team at Miller Harris Lawyers can help you come to a resolution of your dispute in a swift and efficient manner, providing assistance at a difficult time in a your life.

Our personal dispute resolution team has been helping people in Cairns and North Queensland work through their problems for over 30 years.  We use our expertise and experience to provide advice on all aspects of dispute resolution, negotiation, and if required, court action.

Our aim is to minimise the impact on you by effectively and efficiently dealing with your disputes.

We work closely with our clients to devise litigation strategies that realistically identify the prospects of success and we use our extended areas of expertise to achieve the best outcome for you.

Each litigation lawyer on our team is committed to keeping you continually informed of the status of your dispute and the alternative options available for resolution.

Areas of Dispute:


Contractual disputes arise for a variety of reasons, and if not dealt with quickly, can be both disruptive and expensive.

We can provide advice on your specific contract dispute, including the various resolution options available, and their relative merits.

We recognise the importance of keeping our clients continually updated regarding the status of their dispute so that decisions can be made in a timely and informed manner.

We aim to make the resolution of your dispute as painless as possible for you, while pursuing the best possible outcome.

Intellectual Property

Individuals can invest significant time and resources creating intellectual property rights. It is important to protect your rights and the value that you have created. Miller Harris Lawyers can provide advice on a range of intellectual property dispute matters including trademarks, design, copyright, and enforcement of your rights relating to confidential information and trade secrets.  We can also assist with enforcement and/or advice on, restraint of trade claims.

Debt Recovery

Sometimes obtaining a judgment is only the first step in the debt recovery process.  We can assist you with your enforcement options, and give you the best chance of recovery. By seeking professional assistance, you can ensure that the process is undertaken in an efficient manner, resulting in the best outcome for you.

Meet the experts in
Personal Dispute Resolution

Tim McGrath


Tim has over 25 years experience in the fields of commercial litigation, insolvency (personal and corporate), corporations law, statutory compliance and industrial relations.

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