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Avery Walters Ellis Solicitors

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Civil Litigation/Dispute Resolution

Our experienced Civil Litigation Lawyers advise on a extensive range of County Court and High Court Claims, be it bringing a claim or defending one.

We have an excellent track record and regularly represent Sole Traders, Partnerships, Limited Companies and other organisations.

We offer robust, cost effective and commercial solutions on all your contractual disputes. We tailor make our approach to meet your needs.  

Our expert Litigation Solicitors will work closely with you, providing straightforward, legal advice and guide you through every aspect of your Civil Dispute Lawsuit.

Call us today for free initial advice on 0113 2007480 or 0113 228 4000 or use our online contact form

What is Civil Litigation?

Civil Litigation and Civil Law, covers an extensive range of legal disputes between two or more parties regarding civil matters. 

Civil law as opposed to Criminal Law is used to resolve non-criminal disputes, including property disagreements and breaches of contract.

Call our Litigation Department for further advice on 0113 200 7480 or 0113 2284000

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Why choose us?

If you have incurred a loss as a result of a defendant's actions or need to defend a claim being brought against you, we are experts at successfully resolving litigation claims and disputes: 

Our team of experts will be able to assist you with all your civil litigation requirements, in particular our areas of expertise are as follows:

  • Breach of Confidence
  • Consumer Law
  • Contract Law
  • Defamation
  • E-commerce Disputes
  • Harassment
  • Neighbour Disputes
  • Nuisance Proceedings
  • Property Litigation

What to expect from a Civil Case

When issuing a civil action or defending one, the action often includes a number of steps unless of course the matter is settled out of court by mutual agreement:

The steps are as follows but are not an exhaustive list 

1. Pre-commencement of proceedings.

At this stage of the process we will analyse what you are trying to achieve. We will advise you on the route we consider will lead to the most cost efficient solution for your particular circumstances. The issue of proceedings should be considered as a last resort.

2. Commencement of the action.

We will draft all the relevant papers and we will be responsible for lodging them at a County Court or High Court on your behalf.

3. Interim Matters.

Once the matter has been issued at court it is usual for a strict timetable of events to be given. This timetable has to be adhered to and we will assist you to make sure the necessary steps are taken. We will advise you on the best approach going forward with the case.

4. Trial.

If the matter has still not been resolved the parties must then prepare for trial. We help you get ready for the trial, and we will be responsible for organising your representation at court and we will also advise you of any costs incurred as a consequence of going to trial. The general rule is the loser pays the winner’s costs. However, this is not always the case.

5. Post-Trial.

A party who is successful at trial will often be awarded damages and/or costs. We can help you assess the most appropriate methods available to enforce the judgment and take the necessary steps involved in resolving the matter in your favour.