At Pearl Lemon Legal, we have a reputation for being responsive, proactive, and dedicated to our clients. We also have a track record of producing outstanding results as promptly and affordably as we can. We work with both business clients and private individuals, and we have specialized knowledge of legal difficulties that arise in the area of internet commerce.
When you work with a civil solicitor from Pearl Lemon Legal, you get more than just legal representation; you also get a helpful, compassionate professional who will make every effort to make the journey of resolving your legal concerns as painless as is reasonably possible. We are aware that most people who ask for our assistance are going through a challenging period, and we will make every effort to make things easier while still achieving the best results.
Clear and early tactical analysis can help you win the majority of civil disputes. Regardless of whether you’re a potential claimant or defendant, you can rely on our expertise in both litigation and negotiation. We will diligently present or defend your case at trial if a settlement cannot be reached.
A courtroom is more likely to be recognizable to the average person from popular media than from personal experience. When they hear and see criminal courtroom drama, they associate it with justice.
Justice is not always served through the criminal justice system. In truth, the number of civil court cases has dramatically increased recently, making them a much more common method of conflict resolution in UK courts.
The rarity of civil trials is another peculiar characteristic of our legal system. Trials cost money, take time, and frequently have no purpose. Today’s civil lawyers attempt to ensure you receive the settlements you deserve without having to spend a day in court, whenever possible, and are not initially concerned with court preparation.
A great deal, as civil litigation makes up a sizable portion of legal work in the UK!
A civil solicitor is essentially a litigator who specializes in assisting clients in resolving disputes. If a dispute cannot be resolved by negotiation or agreement, legal action is likely to be taken; nevertheless, as we have already indicated and will do so again, the goal of civil lawyers should always be to avoid going to court.
Conflicts and disagreements governed by civil law are referred to as civil litigation. Therefore, any laws that address regular people and their problems are considered to be within civil law. Common law is sometimes used to refer to civil law, but to a lawyer, this term primarily refers to precedent-setting court decisions rather than laws and statutes.
Civil litigation is thus used to resolve disputes involving people, including those who own businesses, and their rights. This includes contracts and quasi-contracts, civil wrong doings, tort law, property law, and many other topics.
Civil litigation generally involves two (or more) parties and is focused on obtaining money damages or a very precise result. Our civil solicitors are focused on obtaining the right results for our clients as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The English and Welsh courts follow a set of rules known as the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR). Any qualified civil solicitor will be knowledgeable about these because they are essential in civil litigation.
Parties must adhere to a set of procedures defined in the CPR before a Claim is filed in court. Legally, they are referred to as the Pre-Action Protocols. The Practice Direction on Pre-Action Conduct and Protocols is the standard protocol despite the fact that there are several protocols for different circumstances, such as personal injury or dilapidations.
As a common initial step before filing a claim, the Claimant (the party intending to make the Claim) should send a Letter of Claim to the possible Defendant. The grounds on which the claim is brought, a summary of the facts, what the claimant is demanding of the defendant, and if money is involved, how the amount is calculated;” should be included in this.
The potential defendant should then have a chance to respond to that communication with a Letter of Response after that.
If the matter cannot be resolved, the parties should consider using other dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation.
If the matter is still unresolved, a court suit is typically the next step. These may be issued by the County Court as well as the High Court (subject to various rules on venue, value, process etc).
Once in Court, a Claim typically follows these steps:
Statements of Case: All kinds of paperwork needs to be gathered and submitted comprise Schedules of Loss, Part 18 Requests for Additional Information, Specifics of Claim, Defense, Counterclaim, and, if necessary, Reply to Defense and Counterclaim Defense.
Court Allocation – The Court decides whether the matter belongs under the Fast Track, Multi-Track, or Small Claim categories after consulting with the parties.
Dispute Disclosure: The parties exchange crucial dispute documents. There can be a lot of these, and they take time to assemble and submit.
Witness Statements – These are key witnesses’ written depositions that give accurate explanations of what happened, what went wrong, etc. Each party will be responsible for compiling and presenting these statements in a way that the court will approve of.
Expert Opinions: Experts (or just one expert) submit reports on any technical issues that are needed.
Pre-Trial Review and Trial Preparation for the formal court proceeding known as the trial.
Think that’s a lot? It is, which is one of the main reasons why it is typically far preferable to solve and resolve disputes prior to going to trial. The parties to a dispute have frequently stopped communicating civilly by the time it reaches the legal action stage. However, rational discussion with the involvement of a third party can reopen those communications and allow the dispute(s) at hand to be resolved without the need for a formal court proceeding.
Going forward with a civil case needs to be a carefully planned and executed process because there can frequently be a lot at stake, not just financially but also in terms of reputation, future earnings, future business prospects, and more. You will almost certainly benefit from having skilled and committed civil lawyers working with you.
At Pearl Lemon Legal, we take great satisfaction in providing the best legal counsel, ADR, and, if necessary, trial representation to achieve the outcomes our clients are looking for.
Our litigation team is committed to getting the best outcome for our customers and provides internal ADR services to corporate clients as well as private individuals. These services are provided by ADR professionals with decades of combined experience in this difficult area.
We can offer our expertise in the civil law topics listed below and many more.
Conflicts and problems increase as the world, and particularly the way it conducts business, changes. For instance, it used to be simple to determine if one party to an employment contract had violated it by failing to perform the level of work required. Or to decide what amounted to slander or the theft of intellectual property.
It is much more difficult in the digital business world, though, where work is frequently difficult to define and there are numerous channels for communication. This makes it difficult to determine when intellectual property rights have actually been violated or when deformation or simply the expression of opinion has occurred.
Being a part of the larger Pearl Lemon Group, Pearl Lemon Legal has particularly pertinent knowledge and experience in this field and can help handle these more difficult-to-define problems extremely successfully.
But no matter what you require, there’s a good chance that our group of civil solicitors can assist you. To find out how we can ease your civil law headaches and deliver the results you want, get in touch with us today and let’s discuss your case.
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