Civil Litigation


Civil Litigation

Civil law is distinct from criminal law, meaning that it relates to a disagreement between two private parties, rather than law enforcement being involved. Disputes typically arise when someone has failed to meet their obligations under a contract (such as a builder or a retailer) or breached a duty of care that they owed you (such as a tour operator providing unsafe accommodation).

The areas of Civil Litigation that we can advise on include:

The best course of action is generally to try and resolve a civil dispute with the other party amicably first. Sometimes though, disputes reach the point where legal action is the only way forward. We can help you establish the facts and look to settle the dispute in your favour.


How is a Civil Litigation claim handled?

Because we offer such a wide range of Civil Litigation services, the process can vary greatly. First we will discuss your circumstances thoroughly and establish whether or not you have a valid case and can advise whether or not to pursue it further.

For more complex cases, there may be fees to pay for analysing the correspondence between yourself and the other party. If this is the case, we will advise you of our fees in advance.

We would then typically handle any further correspondence on your behalf. This can often be very effective, as even a first letter from a solicitor, warning them of the consequences of failing to meet their obligations, shows the other party that you won’t give up easily.

Civil Litigation matters can then go as far as court, which may require further fees. Our aim though is always to settle your dispute as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Avoiding court action helps you save time and money resolving your dispute.


How do I get legal advice on Civil Litigation?

Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll arrange a time to discuss your circumstances thoroughly with you. The initial call is free and we’ll advise you of our fees before you decide to instruct us.

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