The term “civil litigation” refers to the legal process of resolving a serious dispute between two parties (which may be individuals or organisations). At Cunninghams – The Law Practice, serving Bathurst and Central West NSW, we understand that unfortunately there is sometimes no way of settling such disagreements amicably, leaving litigation as the only reasonable course of action.
Is Civil Litigation Expensive?
Depending on the situation, it can be. The most complex civil litigation can take months or even years. Bearing this in mind and wanting to provide the best possible value for money, Cunninghams – The Law Practice takes an approach to civil-litigation cases whereby we work closely with the client every step of the way. If at any point our professional ethics tell us that the case is not maintainable at law, we will say so.
What Specific Services Can Cunninghams Offer?
Cunninghams – The Law Practice specialises in assisting with the following types of civil matters: contract and commercial disputes, debt collection, enforcement of the judgement, and statutory demands.
A contract dispute usually stems from a breach of contract, while a commercial dispute could involve a large number of different things relating to a commercial relationship between parties. Debt collection is essentially what it sounds like. Enforcement of judgement is necessary when the terms of a legal judgement – e.g. returning goods – have not been willingly followed and must now be enforced. A statutory demand is a formal request for payment of a debt owed.
What are Some of the Dos & Don’ts?
Probably the most important thing is to control your emotions and not rush into taking action. Do your research and find a lawyer who specialises in civil litigation. This will ensure there are no missteps along the way and greatly increase your chance of a favourable outcome.
Preparation is also key. Work out your overall strategy and goals (in conjunction with your legal representative), then stick to them. This includes gathering together all of the evidence needed to support your claim(s) and keeping it stored safely.
Try not to discuss the details of your case with people other than your lawyer. There is really nothing to be gained by doing so. And especially don’t communicate with the other party in the dispute any more than is reasonably required.
Finally, it’s imperative that you follow the legal advice you are given and resist any temptation to waste time, exaggerate the facts or skip any steps in the process. Remember that the lawyer has been through this many times before and knows exactly what is the correct procedure and what should result in a favourable outcome.
Where Can I Get Civil Litigation Help?
Need civil litigation services in Bathurst or Central West NSW? For more information on the topic or to arrange a consultation with a solicitor who is highly experienced in the area, you can contact us at Cunninghams – The Law Practice on (02) 6332 9591 or by emailing . You can also submit an online enquiry via our website.