Civil litigation is an umbrella term for legal cases involving non-criminal acts. Claimants seek compensation or damages from the defendant in a range of cases. In some cases, court hearings may need to take place, but all civil litigation lawyers must attempt negotiation or mediation with settlement in mind.
Although no criminal charges are involved, the civil law process can be difficult and can take its toll on the parties involved. Our civil litigation solicitors here at Van Eaton in Streatham can gather the evidence you need as efficiently as possible, always aiming to keep your case out of court wherever necessary. As it is such a broad area of law, there are many different factors to consider. But with the right legal advice, it can be made that bit simpler…
Common Types of Civil Litigation
There are various types of civil cases that are raised and solved each year. The term covers disputes which involve, inter alia , professional negligence, commercial tenancy, and probate disputes. We are also experienced in dealing with property ownership disputes, commonly termed Trust cases.
Construction disputes are also classed as civil litigation cases; these disputes involve breaches of contract, the discovery of defects and any injury or decline in the standard of living due to these defects. They can occur between anyone involved in the construction process and the owner of a property, or between a landlord of their tenants. To discover more about construction law disputes, please read our previous article here.
Probate disputes are common in civil litigation, and often involve executors and beneficiaries of a will, and anyone left out of the will who believes they should receive some of the estate. Issues with obtaining a grant of probate, Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims as well as arguments that the will is invalid all hinder the distribution of the estate, but they must be resolved if a claim is raised. If you have a probate dispute that you need to raise, our civil litigation solicitors in Streatham are here to help. You can view our full list of practice areas here.
Seeking Professional Legal Advice
If you are involved in a legal matter that does not involve criminal activity, or any that you know of, you should seek advice from reliable civil litigation lawyers as soon as possible. By gathering the evidence necessary to your case and building a strong argument to display in dispute resolution sessions, you can achieve the results you need as efficiently as possible.
Here at Van Eaton solicitors in Streatham, we have years of experience in dealing with all kinds of civil litigation cases. Following a free initial consultation, we can support you throughout the case, implementing effective dispute resolution and keeping your case out of court wherever possible. To inquire further, please give us a call on 0208 769 6739. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form.