Civil Litigation is a dispute between parties that results in action being taken in the civil courts to assert ones rights.
Procedures and costs are explained at the outset with regular updates provided to the client.
The Pepperells Solicitors litigation department works with a wide range of organisations including large companies, local business, national firms of estate agents and housing associations. Services provided include:
- Landlord and tenant disputes
- Contractual disputes
- Anti-social tenant issues
- Licensing, design and copyright disputes
- Sale of goods and product liability
- Claims involving liquidation and receiverships
- Provision of legal awareness training
- Boundary disputes
Contract Law is one of the fundamental aspects of any legal system, anywhere in the world. Contracts cover almost every aspect of our life from playing golf to running a business. Contracts can be worth a few pounds or many millions of pounds.
It is not surprising therefore that disputes arise in such matters. The best way to avoid dispute is to have a carefully worded contract, so that there can be no ambiguity. Even so disputes will arise and on such occasions the only way to resolve the issue is to let a court decide.
A considerable amount of the courts time is spent determining contract disputes. What tends to happen is that the smaller contract disputes will be decided by the lower civil court – the County Court, whereas the more complicated and more expensive contract disputes will be considered by the High Court.
If someone is indebted to you but is refusing to pay, the correct procedure is to issue proceedings at court. The court has certain powers open to it to make sure that the debtor pays – as far as they are able.
For example, it is a court who sends the dreaded Bailiff around to your house or business. The court can also request that you attend to give evidence on Oath as to all of your incomings and outgoings and set a figure to pay off the debt every month for example.
What the court cannot do is force a debtor to pay money that he does not have at any time. This is when such things as bankruptcy proceedings must be considered.
Pepperells Solicitors will supply further help and information, when you visit our offices.