Civil litigation is a lawsuit between two parties to enforce or defend a legal right where the claimant typically seeks compensation in the form of monetary damages from the defendant. When businesses or companies are involved in a dispute, the lawsuit is generally known as commercial litigation, which is a subset of civil litigation.
Civil/commercial litigation covers a wide spectrum of disputes, ranging from:
- employment disputes
- breach of contracts
- construction disputes
- medical malpractice
- corporate disputes
- fraud disputes
- shareholder disputes
- disputes between landlords and tenants
- breach of fiduciary duty
- product liability claims
No matter the specific area of dispute, we are committed to achieving the best legal and practical outcomes for our clients, be it at the negotiation table or in court. This necessitates a rigorous analysis of the facts and merits of the matter with our clients’ goals at the forefront.
To break it down, what this means is we will advise you on:
- Strengths and weaknesses of your claim or the claim against you;
- Potential costs of legal proceedings;
- Options aside from pursuing or defending the claim in court;
- Benefits and downsides of pursuing or defending the claim in court;
- Whether the defendant has sufficient assets to satisfy the claim should you succeed.