New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) provides individuals with a specialist tribunal service. It aims to help you resolve a dispute quickly, effectively and according to the law.
If you require assistance with legal representation at NCAT, Watkins Tapsell can help.
We specialise in NSW civil and administrative law and work hard to deliver effective and supportive legal assistance to our clients.
Read on to learn more about NCAT and how our Watkins Tapsell can help you during your administrative tribunal.
What is NCAT & How Does It Resolve Disputes?
NCAT oversees a diverse range of civil cases, including work-related issues, tenancy disputes, and guardianship decisions.
While it is not a formal court, decisions made by NCAT, its decisions are legally binding. Its goal is to provide fast and effective resolutions which are accessible and cost-effective.
How Does the Tribunal System Work?
If you attend an NCAT tribunal, you can expect a quick and simple decision to resolve your dispute. Your case will be heard by tribunal members and is likely to include hearing evidence from involved parties, examination of documents, and any other relevant materials.
NCAT is made up of four separate divisions:
- Administrative & Equal Opportunity Division:Reviews decisions made by certain government agencies and resolves discrimination cases.
- Consumer & Commercial Division:
Resolves a broad range of civil disputes, including consumer claims and property cases.
- Housing & Property
Applications regarding renting, property, strata or other related matters.
- Guardianship Division:
Considers applications for guardianship concerning a range of individuals, such as those with diminished decision-making capacities.
How Can a Lawyer Help With NCAT Disputes?
Administrative decisions and rulings made by NCAT can be a complex and challenging process.
For this reason, if you’re serious about resolving disputes and achieving the right outcome, there’s a benefit to working with a principal solicitor.
Watkins Tapsell are the NCAT lawyers Sydney residents trust for qualified advice and support.
We take the time to listen to your case, and understand your desired outcome, before providing outstanding legal representation. We’re committed to helping you achieve the results you deserve.