Litigation and Court Work

You may have bought goods that do not work properly, are not fit for purpose, or are not as described. You may have been involved in an accident that was not your fault. You may have agreed to a service but it is not provided either at all or to a reasonable standard. You may have undergone a medical procedure which went wrong and left you with complications. You may have arranged for work to be carried out, but it was not done on time or with reasonable skill and care. Maybe someone owes you money but failed to pay, or perhaps you want to assert ownership over property, goods or land.

Whatever the dispute, it may need to be resolved through court proceedings or an out of court settlement. This kind of dispute resolution is known as litigation.

Breach of contract or duty of care

There are two general circumstances that can give rise to litigation:

  • Where a contract has been entered into and it is alleged that the terms of the contract have been breached, resulting in loss or damage
  • Where a duty of care was owed by one party to another, but this has not been fulfilled either properly or at all, or a party’s legal rights have otherwise been interfered with

Sometimes a dispute may involve both.

Accidents

If you suffer a personal injury from an accident and make a claim for compensation, this is a form of litigation which arises from the negligence of another party.

Defending litigation

You may also be the person or business against whom action is taken for an alleged breach of contract or duty, which you deny. In either case, we can help.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Not all disputes result in court proceedings and many are resolved through negotiation and ADR or Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Seamless service and funding

We will guide you through the process from start to finish, looking at the rights and remedies available to you and the best way of pursuing these.

We will discuss with you the options for funding any action and can assist in arranging legal expenses insurance if appropriate.