Civil litigation is the method of resolving disputes or claims between individuals, companies, local authorities and government departments.
Generally such matters fall into two main categories: One is based on contract being an agreement between two or more parties and the other is based on a civil wrong (Tort Law )caused by one party to another either deliberately or negligently. The range of disputes based on contract can vary from the relatively minor case of the purchase of defective items such as an electric kettle to a multimillion pound claim arising as a result of penalty clauses in a building contract. Civil wrongs include cases of personal injury and damage to property and reputation. A third category is a genuine dispute between parties as to what the law means in a given set of circumstances.
If you are involved in a dispute with another individual or company we can advise you on your chances of success and the possible value of your claim. We can negotiate on your behalf and if necessary commence or defend proceedings which, according to the subject matter and the amount of the claim, will be dealt with in either the County Court or the High Court.