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We all try to steer clear of conflicts, but sometimes they’re unavoidable. When disputes arise, having straightforward and timely legal advice is crucial for making the right choices.

Litigation

We all try to steer clear of conflicts, but sometimes they’re unavoidable. When disputes arise, having straightforward and timely legal advice is crucial for making the right choices. At GloverPriest Solicitors, we're here to simplify the litigation process and provide you with the support you need

 

What is Litigation?

Litigation is a legal process designed to resolve disputes by presenting them before the court. When parties that are involved in a conflict cannot reach a mutual agreement that will bring a fair and just resolution to their dispute, they turn to the judicial system. This could involve contract disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, professional negligence or neighbour and boundary disputes.

 

Do you need a litigation lawyer?

The decision to hire a litigation lawyer depends on the nature of your situation. While not every dispute or legal matter requires legal representation, there are instances where seeking the assistance of a litigation solicitor can be highly beneficial to you.

 

Legal expertise

A solicitor can explain the law in a clear way and apply it to your specific case, ensuring you understand your rights and obligations. Since litigation lawyers are always analysing the law and handling different types of cases, they build up vast knowledge and experience. Expert litigators will also understand the legal processes and nuances much better than anyone else.

 

 

Proactive advice

Solicitors offer proactive and pragmatic advice tailored to your specific circumstances. Their expertise can help you avoid potential pitfalls that can cost you financially and will guide you in making informed decisions.

While some may view legal representation as a last resort, involving a solicitor early in the process can often save you money and stress in the long run. Early intervention allows for effective resolution and can prevent issues from escalating.

 

Avoiding costly proceedings

In situations where compromise is challenging, litigation lawyers can provide arbitration services, attempting to reach an agreement on your behalf before resorting to formal court proceedings.

Remember that each case is unique, and consulting with a litigation solicitor can help you assess whether legal representation is necessary for your specific situation.

 

How can GloverPriest help?

Our litigation solicitors have extensive experience in all kinds of disputes and aim to assist with a quick resolution often without the need for a formal court procedure.

We can help you in the following litigation areas:

 

Contract disputes

Breaches of contract, such as delivery of defective goods or failure to make timely payments, often trigger disputes and can escalate to litigation. Proactive measures, such as clear contract drafting and adherence to obligations, can help mitigate the risk of disputes reaching the litigation stage. 

Whether it's a breach of contract or a disagreement over contractual terms, a solicitor can provide expert advice and represent your interests in court.

Contact our contract disputes team for further information. 

 

 

Debt and bankruptcy

If you are owed money and attempts to collect have been unsuccessful, a solicitor specialising in litigation can assist in navigating the legal process to recover the debt. We also play a crucial role in guiding individuals through the complex process of bankruptcy, which involves the liquidation of assets to settle outstanding debts.

Contact our debt and bankruptcy team for further information.

 

 

Landlord and tenant disputes

In landlord and tenant disputes, a solicitor can ensure that essential procedural steps, such as providing the right notice, are meticulously handled to enhance the success of potential legal proceedings. With their expertise, solicitors streamline the process, increasing the likelihood of swiftly obtaining the right orders and legal documentation without the need for a court hearing, ultimately minimising legal costs for their clients.

Contact our landlord and tenant disputes team for further information.

 

 

Sale of goods

Perhaps you have bought something that is not fit for purpose or of poor quality with defects, you may be able to raise a dispute. A litigation solicitor will check the contracts, terms and conditions, receipts and any other documents available in the sale of goods and use their expertise to establish how best to proceed with the dispute.

Contact our sale of goods disputes team for further information. 

 

Will and trust disputes

When faced with disagreements over the validity of a Will or inheritance matters, a litigation lawyer can guide you through the legal processes. Whether you feel as though you should be entitled to inheritance from a Will or have an issue with the way a trust is being administered, for instance, we’re here to help.

Contact our Will and trust disputes team for further information. 

 

Will and trust disputes

When faced with disagreements over the validity of a Will or inheritance matters, a litigation lawyer can guide you through the legal processes. Whether you feel as though you should be entitled to inheritance from a Will or have an issue with the way a trust is being administered, for instance, we’re here to help.

Contact our litigation solicitors

At GloverPriest, we provide friendly and transparent legal advice. If you would like further advice on litigation matters, please don’t hesitate to speak to one of our expert litigation solicitors today. Complete our enquiry form.

 

 

 

FAQs


What is the difference between litigation and court?

Litigation is the legal process designed to resolve legal disputes, whereas court is usually where you go to settle the dispute once the litigation process has begun. Not all disputes go to court, but when people talk about litigation, this refers to going to court.


What is the main difference between mediation and litigation?

Litigation is the act of taking a dispute to court, whereas mediation is where you try to resolve a legal dispute amicably between the parties without having to go to court. 

In litigation proceedings, usually, the court decides what the outcome of the case is based on the evidence presented and the applicable laws involved. In mediation, the parties have a chance to talk through the settlement options or find a way of resolving the matter between themselves.

 


Is dispute and litigation the same?

No, a dispute is a matter that is being contested, whether it is a neighbour boundary dispute, a problem with a contract, faulty goods or a Will dispute. The dispute is an issue or argument that can be resolved through the law. On the other hand, litigation is the process of taking the dispute to court. Litigation is the method of resolving the dispute. 

 

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