Civil Litigation

We have a dedicated department dealing with most types of civil disputes. The civil litigation process is governed by the Civil Procedure Rules, which places strict responsibility on lawyers to progress cases efficiently. Any unreasonable delay or failure to disclose relevant information may result in financial sanctions and or adverse orders being made by the court. It is therefore very important that prompt and full instructions are provided by you the client to us at all times.

Litigation can be very expensive. It is therefore prudent to explore all avenues of negotiation before embarking upon litigation. Sometimes mediation or arbitration can be preferred alternatives to litigation depending on the nature and complexity of the case. Litigation is undertaken on an hourly rate basis. We will give you the best estimate we can, based on the information we have available to us of your potential costs if the case goes to trial.

Funding: We may be able to offer you a funding arrangement to suit your needs. Please note the successful party is no longer able to recover any success fee uplift that may be agreed between client and solicitor. Any appliable success fee in connection with the Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) is payable by the client. Please note that a CFA entered into between solicitor and client does not cover any counsel’s fees. Counsel must agree to enter into a separate CFA with us. If you opt to take out after the event insurance (ATE) to safeguard you against the costs of the other party in the event that you lose, you will have to pay the premium for the ATE if your case is successful. The premium is not recoverable from the losing party.