Litigation is the process of taking a dispute to a court of law. If parties cannot agree between themselves about the fair and proper outcome of a dispute they will present their respective cases to a court for its judgment. It is a broad term that describes a long and sometimes complex process. In this article, we will break down the stages in the litigation process.
What kind of cases can be resolved using litigation?
There are a wide range of cases which can be resolved using litigation. These can include:
- Commercial disputes e.g. claims for breach of contract such as damaged goods or recovery of debts;
- Matrimonial matters e.g. determining the extent of a spousal claim in a divorce action;
- Claims against the state e.g. A judicial review of a planning decision;
- Personal injury claims e.g. monetary claims arising out of an accident where a person suffered harm;
- Employment disputes e.g. a claim for wrongful dismissal.
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