Common legal litigation scenarios
By Roland Romata
Litigation is a process during which an individual or a company is involved in a dispute ruled on by a court.
When one is facing a litigation process it is often advisable to consult a specialist solicitor in the given field, in order to get a good overview of the proceedings. As a case handler I often deal with cases where the individuals did not obtain any advice regarding the procedural requirements of their claim and, as a result, the court dismissed their application.
Court proceedings can be long and costly. As such, many parties prefer to settle their dispute using alternative dispute resolution methods. For example, cases involving family disputes like child access or divorce are often suitable for mediation. In fact, for some matters it is required that the parties try to solve their dispute via an alternative route before having recourse to the courts.
Has it happened to you?
As a case handler I deal with various civil litigations questions on a daily basis. One of the most frequent problems relates to car purchase schemes. When a vehicle is purchased there is always the possibility that it will not be of satisfactory quality. When this occurs outside the warrant/guarantee period, the buyer may be able to take legal action. In cases like these, I always advise the victims to obtain professional assistance to assess the value of the case before any capital would be invested into the litigation side.
Another example would be damages to one’s property. The most common cases I deal with are damages caused by builders whilst erecting an extension. If the damages were caused by the builder due to negligence then he/she will be liable to pay the compensation. As every business entity in the UK, the builder should have professional insurance. Unfortunately, these policies often reject liability, in which case the victim will need to take legal action against the builders themselves.
Roland Romata is one of Caven’s most knowledgeable case handlers with extensive experience in this matter from dealing with clients on a day-to-day basis.
- Last Updated on 27/04/2012