Civil litigation is a method of resolving disputes or claims between individuals, companies, local authorities and government departments.
Generally such matters fall into two categories. One is based on a contract being in agreement between two or more parties and the other is based on a civil wrong caused by one party to another either deliberately or negligently. The range of disputes based on a contract can vary from the relativity minor case of the purchase of defective goods to multi-million pound claims in a building contract Civil wrongs include cases of personal injury and damage to property and reputation.
If you are involved in a dispute with another individual or company we can advise you on your chances of success and the possible value of your claim. We can negotiate on your behalf and if necessary commence or defend proceedings, which according to the subject matter and the amount of the claim, will be dealt with in either the County Court or the High Court.
We are able to advise employers on a variety of topics relating to the conduct of their business in so far as it affects their workforce including statutory requirements such as working conditions, liability insurance, PAYE, national insurance and pensions, contracts of employment, redundancy, dismissal, equal pay and discrimination.
Many of these matters apply equally to employees and we are able to advise and represent either party before Employment Tribunals particularly in cases relating to redundancy and unfair dismissal.
We can advise on the rights of employees following the sale of a business and the employment implications of purchasing a business.