When you approach a solicitor with a legal dispute, you are likely to undergo a legal process called civil litigation. Whether your case is negotiated or dealt with through the court system, civil litigation is different from criminal proceedings as civil proceedings are not as stringent. Civil cases are usually disputes arising between claimants and defendants, where the former is seeking compensation from the latter.
Here at Van Eaton solicitors, we offer civil litigation services that cover a wide range of areas, including probate disputes and professional negligence. We provide legal advice to those in and around London, and work in many areas of law that concern civil cases. Whether you are involved inter alia ,in an inheritance dispute, a dispute over ownership of property or a dispute involving commercial premises , our solicitors are here to assist you and to obtain for you, the best result possible.
If you are looking for legal advice concerning a civil case, or need more information, read our article below to see how our civil litigation and probate dispute solicitors can help you.
“Civil litigation” is an umbrella term used for a legal dispute that has taken place involving two or more parties seeking to claim financial damages. Also known as dispute resolution it is a legal process where the dispute is resolved either through negotiations or through court action.
There is a lower standard in respect of the burden of proof than that used in criminal cases. Strategy is key in trying to bring settlement and evidence is crucial in planning and executing strategy- much like a game of chess-only in civil litigation the Queen’s Gambit, if successfully played can result in resolution at an early stage
Common civil cases include grant of probate disputes and claims made under the Inheritance and Provision for Family and Dependents Act 1975.
Different Types of Civil Litigation
There are an extensive range of areas governed by civil law, including construction law, property law, environmental, personal injury, and probate disputes. All cases can be dealt with through negotiations, and they do not always have to go to court. Here at Van Eaton, we work hard to ensure that all disputes can be resolved if at all possible, through negotiations between you and the opposing party, as we are aware of how stressful court proceedings can be.
Whether you are looking for resolution of probate disputes, or need to challenge a commercial landlord, a freeholder, an architect, a lawyer, a builder, a co-owner of a property, we are here to assist you every step of the way. We can help you to draft your claim and gather all the evidence needed to win your case as efficiently and effectively as possible. You can read our previous article concerning probate disputes here.
Negotiations vs. Court Proceedings
When it comes to dispute resolution, we know how stressful and expensive taking your case to court can be. We always aim to resolve disputes between you and the oppositional party outside of. Litigation proceedings to court only begin if you cannot reach an agreement.
Many civil lawsuits have been settled before a trial takes place, but if the case is quite complex, it could take a while to settle. Here at Van Eaton, our civil litigation solicitors are very experienced in civil cases involving probate disputes and those under construction law. Our professional team are on hand to assist you throughout your case and aim to help you win your case if it has merit and evidence to support what you claim.
If you need legal advice concerning civil litigation, please fill out our online form here. Alternatively, you can give us a call on 0208 769 6739 for a consultation.