Litigation is the process of taking a case to court so that a judgement can be made. Litigation can come about in all sorts of cases that involve liabilities of insurers, problems between landlords and tenants, tax disputes and unfulfilled contracts. Likewise, litigation is used when a dispute cannot be resolved by negotiation.
Arbitration, a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), is a procedure that is used to settle a dispute outside of the courts. It is very different from litigation as the involved parties choose to work with an impartial arbitrator in order to resolve the matter. This process is informal and conducted outside the courtroom.
Dispute resolution solicitors are often involved when the client first anticipates an issue that might not be capable of being resolved amicably. A litigation solicitor may also attend mediation and settlement meetings whereby all the parties sit round a table and try to come to an agreement.
Litigation includes any number of activities before, during, and after a lawsuit to enforce a legal right. Litigation is implemented as soon as someone wants to defend their legal rights. At Bloomsbury Law, our top commercial litigation and dispute resolution solicitors offer a free initial consultation on 0207 998 7777.
What is commercial and civil litigation?
Commercial litigation relates to any type of dispute within the business world and the dispute may be in the UK or in a foreign jurisdiction. Whereas, civil litigation refers to a dispute between two people seeking money damages rather than criminal sanctions. Usually, commercial litigation involves assistance with disputes and claims which may arise in the course of any commercial transaction or deal.
Litigation Areas of Expertise
Our commercial litigation and dispute resolution department has the ability and resources to handle all types of matters but is particularly active in the following areas:
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Criminal Defence
- Directors’ Liability
- Education Law
- Flight Delay
- Insurance Litigation
- Intellectual Property
- Media Law
- Professional Negligence
- Property Litigation
- Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
Our litigation solicitors are able to advise you on all types of civil and commercial disputes no matter how simple or complex. We always seek to resolve disputes swiftly and amicably without the involvement of the courts, as we appreciate that none of our clients wish to be involved in costly and lengthy litigation.
Our litigation solicitors offer a full litigation service, including alternative dispute resolution techniques such as arbitration and mediation, in a wide range of contentious matters. We are experienced in acting for a diverse client base that includes corporations such as the Law Society as well as individuals and partnerships.
What do I do next?
Contact us online or speak to one of our top litigation solicitors on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.
We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.