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What is a litigation solicitor?

A civil litigation solicitor is a legal professional who specialises in handling disputes and legal proceedings on behalf of clients. Civil litigation refers to non-criminal legal matters, such as contract disagreements, property disputes,  intellectual property disputes, shareholder disputes, and employment law problems.

A litigation solicitor will advise clients on their legal options and should seek to negotiate with the opposing party to reach a fair settlement. If a case does not settle and progresses to a final court hearing then they will also represent the client during the hearing, often with a barrister.

In essence, they act as advocates for clients throughout the entire dispute resolution process, aiming to achieve the best possible outcome.

Our civil litigation lawyers have a track record of delivering cost effective litigation and dispute resolution services to individuals involved in a range of legal disputes.

Our success is based on an unwavering commitment to clients’ objectives and an ability to provide clear and decisive legal advice to clients, even in the most complex civil and commercial disputes. Please get in touch with our litigation team today to find out more about how we can assist you.

Types of disputes

Civil litigation covers a broad range of disputes that arise between individuals, businesses, organisations, or other entities. Our litigation solicitors assist on a range of disputes including:

  • Contract disputes: These involve disagreements over the terms, performance, or enforcement of contracts. Examples include breach of contract, disputes over payment or delivery of goods and services, and interpretation of contract clauses.
  • Property disputes: These disputes involve conflicts over property such as land, buildings, vehicles or belongings. Examples include boundary disputes, landlord-tenant disputes and disputes over ownership or title.
  • Business disputes: These disputes involve conflicts between businesses or between businesses and individuals. They may include breach of business contracts, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, professional negligence, unfair competition claims, intellectual property disputes, or business torts such as fraud or interference with contractual relations.
  • Intellectual Property: Intellectual property disputes involve the ownership and protection of intangible property, such as copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. These disputes can be complex and require a lawyer with a specialised knowledge of intellectual property law.
  • Debt recovery: Unpaid debts can have a huge impact on a business or individual. South Bank Legal assist in the recovery of unpaid debts by helping with issuing statutory demands, bankruptcy proceedings, and winding up petitions.

These are just a few examples of the types of civil litigation disputes that may arise. Civil litigation encompasses a wide range of legal issues, and the specific nature of the disagreement can vary depending on the circumstances and parties involved.

The role of a litigation solicitor

The role of a litigation solicitor is multifaceted and involves various responsibilities throughout the litigation process. Outlined below is an overview of a litigation solicitor’s key roles:

  • Client consultation and advice: Litigation solicitors meet with clients to understand their legal issues, provide advice on their rights and options, and assess the merits of potential claims or defences. They explain the litigation process, potential outcomes, and risks involved.
  • Case investigation and legal research: Solicitors conduct thorough investigations into the facts and circumstances surrounding the dispute. They gather evidence, interview witnesses, review relevant documents, and conduct legal research to build a strong case strategy.
  • Pleadings and document drafting: Solicitors prepare and file legal documents required for initiating or responding to a civil claim. This includes claim forms, evidence, and other court filings. They ensure that all documents comply with procedural rules and accurately reflect their client’s position.
  • Negotiation and settlement: Solicitors often engage in settlement negotiations with opposing parties or their legal representatives. They advocate for their client’s interests, negotiate favourable terms. They strive to reach a resolution that avoids the need for a trial, while still achieving a satisfactory outcome.
  • Representation in court: Solicitors represent their clients in court hearings, trials, and other legal proceedings. They present arguments, examine and cross-examine witnesses, and introduce evidence to support their client’s case. They also respond to arguments made by opposing parties and address legal issues raised by the court.
  • Case management and strategy: Solicitors manage all aspects of the litigation process. This includes scheduling court proceedings, coordinating with other parties and legal professionals, and overseeing the implementation of case strategy. They monitor deadlines, ensure compliance with court orders, and adapt the strategy as the case progresses.
  • Client communication and support: Solicitors maintain regular communication with their clients, keeping them informed about the progress of their cases. They explain legal developments and advise on important decisions. They also provide guidance and support to clients throughout the litigation process, addressing any concerns or questions that arise.

How can South Bank Legal assist?

Our team of litigation solicitors are highly experienced in cases involving commercial and civil litigation matters. We can assist both individuals and companies who are looking to resolve their disputes, advising on the best course of action for your circumstances.

Additionally, we provide specialist legal services on a wide range of commercial issues. These include intellectual property disputes, multi-million pound corporate acquisitions, commercial contract disputes and property disputes.

If you would like more legal advice or information regarding our law firm’s litigation solicitors, you can contact us using the form below or telephone 02035765179 for a confidential discussion with one of our solicitors.

 

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