Litigation is the legal process by which disputes are resolved by Solicitors for their clients. There are more specialised areas of litigation such as employment or personal injury, however, general civil litigation covers the vast majority of disputes that do not fall into a specific category.
A dispute can relate to anything that cannot be agreed upon and resolved by the parties/persons involved.
When negotiation fails to resolve a dispute, the choices remaining are either to proceed with litigation through the courts, or to seek an alternative method of resolution, such as mediation, or arbitration.
Mediation is a process by which an independent mediator will oversee structured negotiations between interested parties in the attempt to agree a resolution. It is typically cheaper than the Court process.
Arbitration is often a more suitable resolution process for commercial contracts as it is basically a private court. However the downside of arbitration is that it can be as expensive as litigation.
VP Legal Solicitors provide both mediation and arbitration services for commercial and private clients, but when the only solution is litigation, we have a proven track record in protecting our clients’ interests through the courts.
Even when the litigation process has been set in motion, we will still try to work towards resolving an ‘out of court’ settlement. Court action can be expensive, if matters can be resolved before a hearing it may be more cost effective to do so.
For a free initial consultation, contact Vincenza Perkins at our Burton Latimer office 01536 722071, Chris Cuthbert at our Huntingdon office 01480 400 692 or use the contact page on this site.