Wherever possible, we recommend using a method of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) before taking the matter to court. There are several alternative dispute resolution methods that can be used, including round table negotiation, mediation, conciliation, and arbitration.
If you can prevent a lengthy and complex trial proceeding or save yourself the hassle of filling out the court forms needed to commence a civil suit, that is always preferable –and will save you time and money.
2. Civil litigation
If ADR is not possible or is unsuccessful, we may have to bring a civil claim through the court system to resolve the dispute. The litigation process isn’t quick or straightforward, but contrary to popular belief, not all cases end up at trial.
How we can help you
Whatever the grounds for a dispute, our civil litigation solicitors understand it can be daunting and stressful for all involved. We will ensure you are fully informed on the options available and will support you through every step of the dispute resolution and litigation process, including:
Evaluating the strength of your claim and the likely outcomes
Ensuring you understand the costs involved and your funding options
Liaising with the other parties to fully establish the grounds for the dispute
Gathering evidence to substantiate your case
Attempting to resolve the dispute before going to court
If litigation is required:
Lodging your claim with the appropriate court and serving it to the defendant OR lodging your intention to defend a claim
Establishing the timetable for proceedings as decided by the court
Representing you in court
Enforcing a judgement in your favour or lodging an appeal if necessary
Why choose Clarke Willmott for civil dispute resolution
Exceptional legal expertise focused on achieving the best possible outcome
Experts in all mediation methods and courts
Balanced, robust approach with clear, practical guidance throughout the process
Experienced in bringing and defending civil dispute claims
Flexible cost options and guidance on the most cost-effective way to fund your case
Leading Legal 500 firm
The Law Society’s Lexcel accreditation for compliance and client care standards
Contact a civil litigation solicitor today
Our specialist civil litigation solicitors based in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton, are ready to discuss your case. If you are faced with a potential dispute, call for a free initial consultation today on 0800 652 8025 or get in touch online.
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