We have a dedicated department dealing with most types of civil disputes. The civil litigation process is governed by the href=”https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules”>Civil Procedure Rules, which places strict responsibility on lawyers to progress cases efficiently. Any unreasonable delay or failure to disclose relevant information may result in financial sanctions and/or adverse orders being made by the court. It is therefore very important that prompt and full instructions are provided by the client to us, at all times.
Litigation can be very expensive. It is therefore prudent to explore all avenues of negotiation before embarking upon litigation. Sometimes, mediation or arbitration can be preferred alternatives to litigation depending on the nature and complexity of the case.
How does Civil Litigation work?
Litigation is undertaken on an hourly-rate basis, and naturally we will give you the best estimate we can (based on the information we have available to us) of your potential costs if the case goes to trial.
Our Civil Litigation Department is closely tied with our Personal Injury Department which provides additional civil litigation expertise regardless of the size or nature of the action. We also aim to provide the best possible outcome for our clients by conducting in depth investigations and research into the prospects of a case before proceeding – to both reduce time and expense and to maximise success.
As a professional and ethical law firm, we take our work very seriously.