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Handling disputes with speed and efficiency

In the course of transactions and arrangements between individuals or businesses, disputes are not uncommon. While negotiation and mediation should always be the first option for those who find themselves involved in a disagreement, there are times when civil litigation is unavoidable.

If a dispute requires legal action, you want your civil litigation solicitors to work swiftly and efficiently in your best interests. Where money and reputation are at stake, you need the very best legal representation on hand.

Whether you are involved in a contract dispute or an intellectual property dispute, the civil litigation solicitors here at Sweeney Miller Law should always be your first call.

Call us today: Newcastle: 0345 900 5401 Sunderland: 0191 568 2050

What is civil litigation?

Civil litigation is the term given to the handling of disputes and the attribution of liability. When two or more parties disagree over a financial or performance-related matter that does not require criminal sanctions, the resulting court case is known as civil litigation. The result of civil litigation is typically financial compensation.

Before you resort to a trial, it should be stated that arbitration and mediation are always preferable courses of action ­– not least because they can save the time and expense of going to court. However, it is often impossible to settle a case through these channels.

In litigation cases, the matter is settled by trial in front of a judge. To ensure that you stand the best chance of winning a case, businesses and individuals typically appoint a Litigation Solicitor.

Civil litigation cases may include:

  • Contractual disputes and claims
  • Partnership disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Small claims
  • Goods and services claims
  • Landlord and tenant – including serving notices, pursuing rent arrears, possession proceedings and enforcement

Why choose Sweeney Miller Law as your civil litigation solicitors in the North East?

Our specialist litigation solicitors are perfectly placed to help you when all other attempts at dispute resolution have failed. Should your case need to go to trial, we are committed to achieving the best result for you or your business.

We understand that civil litigation can be both a stressful and time-consuming problem for individuals and businesses. That is why we always aim to take the strain from you, handling a legal dispute on your behalf and allowing you to focus your attention on running your business successfully or getting on with daily life.

While legal costs are always a concern for those entering into a legal dispute, rest assured that we are competitively priced to ensure that you receive genuine value for money. Where possible, we agree fixed fees to provide you with greater peace of mind and a clear picture of the associated costs from the outset.

Concerned that you don’t have the money or resources to take on a larger organisation even though you are confident in your legal position?

Our advice would always be to get in touch and speak to us before making a decision on whether to pursue litigation. We promise to give you an honest and open appraisal of your case, providing an outline of both the process and potential costs entailed in a taking a dispute to trial.

You can trust us to help inform your next course of action.

Call us today: Newcastle: 0345 900 5401 Sunderland: 0191 568 2050

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