Civil Litigation

Stonegate Legal offers expert assistance to clients facing civil litigation conflicts. Our skilled litigators have a proven track record in managing complex civil cases and providing exceptional legal counsel.

Your Trusted Partner For Civil Litigation Solutions

Civil Litigation Lawyers QLD

Resolving Civil Disputes with Professionalism & Expertise

In the legal system, civil litigation often arises due to issues such as property damage, defamation, negligence, insurance disputes, nuisance, trespass, administrative appeals, and more. This term encompasses a wide variety of disputes, and our team utilises various strategies to resolve them in a timely and cost-effective manner.

For those seeking commercial litigation, we recommend visiting our commercial disputes page. Our approach to civil litigation is professional and geared towards achieving optimal outcomes for our clients.

Types of Civil Litigation

We Can Offer Advice & Assistance In The Following Areas of Civil Law:

If your property is damaged due to someone else's negligence or intentional act, we can help.

We can help you file a defamation suit to recover damages for reputational harm caused by false statements or actions.

We can assist you in exploring legal options in case of injury or damage caused by someone's negligence.

We can provide legal advice and representation to help you resolve any conflicts that may arise regarding insurance coverage.

We can provide guidance and representation for estate disputes, including will contests, probate litigation, trust disputes, and more.

We can guide if you have experienced interference with your enjoyment of your land or property due to another person's negligence or unreasonable behaviour.

We can provide legal advice to help you navigate the process of appealing a decision made by an administrative body.


Request a Free Consultation

Are you in the midst of a legal dispute and seeking justice? Don't wait any longer to take action! Our experienced civil litigation lawyers are here to help you navigate the complex legal system and fight for your rights.

Don’t Face Your Legal Battle Alone

Trust us to be your fierce advocates and trusted advisors, navigating the complex legal landscape while keeping your best interests at the forefront. Make the smart choice and partner with us today.

Here To Represent You In Legal Proceedings

At Stonegate Legal, we understand that civil disputes can be a stressful and complex process. With our experienced legal team on your side, you can rest assured that you have the best possible chance of achieving a successful outcome.

We offer clear, straightforward advice and guidance tailored to your specific needs. We also provide representation in legal proceedings when required. Our team is passionate about helping our clients overcome their legal challenges and achieve their desired outcomes.

No Obligation Case Evaluation


Property Damage

When someone causes damage to your property, whether it be intentional or due to negligence, you have the right to take legal action. This can involve filing a civil litigation case to seek a court order for the responsible party to cover the costs of repairs or replacement.


Civil Litigation – Defamation

Defamation refers to the harm caused to a person's reputation or a business with less than ten employees. To take legal action against defamation, the plaintiff needs to fulfil three requirements. There should be a publication. Secondly, the publication should name the person personally or give a strong implication. Lastly, the publication should be defamatory.


Insurance Disputes

There are times when insurance companies may decline to provide coverage for a policy in questionable situations, such as incorrectly calculated or applied premiums, non-disclosure of a product, or denial of a claim. In addition, breaches of confidentiality or privacy may also occur.


Civil Litigation – Negligence

Negligence can be defined as the failure to take reasonable precautions to prevent harm or loss to others. To establish negligence, four essential factors must be proven: that there is a duty of care owed; secondly, that this duty of care has been breached; thirdly, that the damage or loss incurred was reasonably foreseeable; and finally, that the damage was caused by the breach of the duty of care.


Estate Litigation

In case you have not been provided with sufficient provisions in a will, you may consider filing a family provision claim to secure your share or a larger share from your deceased family member's estate. This application can be made to the court, where you can present your case for proper maintenance and support.


Nuisance & Trespass

If you find yourself in the midst of a dispute with your neighbour, it can be a highly stressful situation, and it can impact your ability to enjoy your property. In case you have not been able to find a resolution through QCAT or a good behaviour order, you can consider taking legal action for nuisance and trespass.

Civil Litigation Lawyers

Meet Our Civil Litigation Team


Legal Practice Director / Principle

Wayne Davis

Wayne Davis is the principal solicitor, legal practice director of the firm, and leads the litigation team.  Wayne has an LLB, and GDLP and is admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.  Wayne is a debt recovery, litigation, and insolvency professional.

Education & Certifications


Personal Quote

Don’t believe everything you think

Areas of Interest



Damon Laffin

Damon has been in the legal industry for approximately eight (8) years. Damon is admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. Damon has undertaken further study and obtain a Master of Laws (Applied Law) majoring in Commercial Litigation. Between 2021 and 2023, Damon created and hosted the Young Lawyer Podcast. Damon is a member of the Noosa Chambers of Commerce.

Education & Certifications

Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and Master of Laws (Applied Law) majoring in Commercial Litigation

Personal Quote

‘Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own’ – Bruce Lee

Areas of Interest


Law Clerk

Laylah Toovey

I am currently in my final year of completing my Bachelor of Laws with Honours at the University of the Sunshine Coast. I have worked with Stonegate Legal for three years, and within this time I have acquired a broad range of knowledge and experience across a diverse range of matters.

Personal Quote

I am dedicated to supporting our senior team members, and achieving positive results for our clients

Areas of Interest


Senior Paralegal

Stacey Harvey

I have been apart of the team at Stonegate Legal for 2 years now but have worked within the industry for over 20 years, having extensive knowledge of the legal processes Australia wide and specializing in Claims, Default Judgments, enforcement action and bankruptcy. I have spent a large portion of my career as a senior paralegal and was responsible for the performance and management of a team of paralegals and an administration department for many years.  The first 18 years of my tenure, I worked for one of Brisbane’s largest debt collection companies where I managed large portfolios of debt for councils, schools, government departments, insurance companies along with purchased debt from various banks, utilities, and other credit providers.

Education & Certifications

Justice of the Peace, Certificate III in Office Business Administration

Personal Quote

Stay positive, work hard, make it happen

Areas of Interest

Frequently Asked Questions

The strength of your case will depend on the facts and circumstances of your situation. It is important to speak with an experienced lawyer who can review the relevant laws, advise you on the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and provide guidance on how best to proceed.

Our legal team is well-versed in civil litigation matters and can help you understand the legal process. We will also provide you with an honest assessment of whether or not it is in your best interest to pursue a claim.

It is possible to represent yourself in civil litigation, however, it is not recommended. Civil litigation can be a complex and lengthy process, and some many legal rules and procedures need to be followed.

An experienced lawyer will be able to provide you with the best advice and guidance throughout the process. They will also be able to assist you in gathering evidence, preparing legal documents, negotiating settlements, and representing you in court if necessary.

Criminal law deals with cases in which the government prosecutes a person or group of people for committing an offence. In criminal cases, the punishment is typically jail time, fines, or both. Civil law, on the other hand, involves disputes between two private parties and is typically used to seek monetary damages or injunctions.

While criminal cases are heard in a criminal court, civil cases are heard in a civil court or through mediation or arbitration. Additionally, criminal cases have a higher burden of proof than civil cases.

Yes, in certain circumstances it is possible to sue someone for emotional distress in civil litigation.

Generally, you will need to prove that the defendant’s actions caused you significant emotional distress, and that this distress was foreseeable. It is important to speak with an experienced lawyer who can explain your rights and provide guidance on the best course of action.

Our legal team has extensive experience in civil litigation matters and can help you determine whether or not a claim for emotional distress is viable. We will also be able to advise you on the best way to proceed and assist you throughout the process.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Discuss Your Case Today

You’ll get a no-fee, no-obligation 30 minute consultation.