This area of law covers both Civil and Criminal matters that may or may not go to court to be decided. The legal disputes can be heard in the Local Court, District Court or Supreme Court. The issues themselves can be a simple dispute over a small amount of money or involve more complex legal matters. As an example, the dispute may involve civil claims, debt recovery, Statements of Claim, bankruptcy proceedings, property seizure orders. Where it is possible Heffernan Legal (Manly Legal Practice) seeks to negotiate issues to avoid court proceedings including debt management and payment plans.