Solicitor Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Litigation is the process by which a person or company takes legal action against another person or company, usually with the guidance and support of a litigation solicitor, and most often results in legal proceedings in court.
It should be argued that most disputes can, and should, be settled without the use of litigation techniques, and that taking another party to court over something should be seen as a last resort.
The amicable settlement of a dispute outside of court is likely to be the lower cost alternative and a more preferable option for all concerned. Unfortunately, not all stories have a happy ending, and the courts are needed to intervene and solve the dispute.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (A.D.R)
Litigation can be an expensive and stressful process. If the situation cannot be avoided by any form of A.D.R — ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution’, then both parties involved in the said dispute will need to turn to a litigation team to seek a positive outcome through winning their case in court.
Often taking litigation to the courts can mean researching and choosing the most capable group of litigators from what can appear to be a daunting array of legal representatives available (ranging from novice to experts in their respective fields).
Litigation is a drawn-out, expensive process, and litigation legal firms will not be shy to bill you, or your firm, for any form of litigation costs incurred during court proceedings. To make sure that you, or your party, is correctly represented in court, it is worth taking the time to ensure that you have picked the right litigation representation.
Careful handling of the litigation process situation is crucial when entering into the world of litigation courts.
Professional litigation lawyers should be chosen on their ability to professionally and succinctly handle the court proceedings, without causing any extra stress to their client. Avoiding further complications through regulated procedures is crucial, and key to smoother court proceedings.
As anyone who has had to undertake some form of litigation knows, small issues can lead to bigger problems. Small problems of yesterday can be a huge problem today simply because the right action was not administered in time. Court proceedings are no different. Cases can sway either way, causing them to drag and feel like they are lasting forever.
Ensuring that your litigation solicitor is your most suited legal adviser crucial. To make certain that this is the case it is advised that you find out exactly in what area of litigation your case would be classed, so the appropriately equipped litigation solicitor can be sourced based on experience and success rates.
Areas of Litigation
A good litigation solicitor will be able to help you with:
- litigation advice in broad terms
- assessing strengths and weaknesses of a claim
- conducting negotiations at all stages
- issuing or defending court proceedings
- representation in court
- debt recovery