Not all disputes can be resolved collaboratively. Some need to head straight to court.

We have the expertise to provide legal advice and representation to individuals who have been wronged or suffered harm by a third party.

People find themselves in disputes not always of their own making. Our lawyers have a strong track record in providing sound and practical litigation advice to clients who are seeking justice for the harm they have suffered. Our team of lawyers are compassionate and trauma informed, and able to support our clients through a difficult litigated dispute in the courts.

Donaldson Law’s expertise lies in negotiating settlements for individuals in a collaborative matter. We recognise that every person’s claim is different and deserves to be conducted on its own merits. Our services include claims for:


You are entitled to start an action against an organisation, individual or government department if they breached their duty owed to you. If you feel someone has failed in their duty of care or failed to take reasonable care in the way they have conducted themselves, maybe a doctor or hospital or you were wrongfully arrested or detained, you may have a compensable legal claim.

medical negligence.

While under the care of a medical professional, or in hospital you experienced injury or harm through something they did or failed to do, you may have a legal claim against that medical professional or hospital. Being harmed by a medical professional or in a hospital can be a very distressing and the damages can be long lasting. Medical negligence can be complex and challenging for our clients. Our team of trauma informed lawyers are able to support you at this challenging time. Time limits apply to medical negligence claims so if you feel you have been injured, seek legal advice now.

assault & battery.

If you have been harmed by an intentional act without your consent or an attempt has been made to harm you using threats, you may have a claim against the person who acted in this way if you suffered an injury from their actions. Battery can be unwanted sexual contact or other non-consensual touching that causes you some harm.

false/unlawful imprisonment.

If you have been restrained without your permission then you may have been falsely imprisoned. You may find yourself restrained by someone without legal authority or justification, removing your ability to move freely. This can happen even if you were detained by police without legal authority to do so. If you were falsely arrested, this can become false imprisonment from the moment you were taken into custody, or detained on the street. Even being locked in a room without your permission can be unlawful.

If you feel you were unlawfully confined without your consent you may want to speak to one of our lawyers for legal advice.

initial consultation.

In order to give you the best legal advice, we need to hear your story. We realise it is important that you feel comfortable sharing your story. We are happy to meet with you at a place and time suitable for you. We can meet face to face, by Zoom or telephone. There will be no charge for the initial consultation if you decide not to proceed with a claim.

no win, no fee.

At Donaldson Law, we believe in always being upfront about our costs. Not all No Win, No Fee agreements are created equally, find out what makes ours different.

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