Civil Litigation


“I Was Left With Nothing” - How to Contest A Will It is becoming more and more common for those who believe they are entitled to benefit under a Will to contest it if they find they have been left out. Rising property prices means that more estates are worth a great deal of money, which is cited as one of the primary reasons that more cases are occurring. more
Adjudication and Resolving Disputes Adjudication is a fast mechanism for settling disputes relating to construction contracts on a provisional interim basis. Adjudication provides for a tight timetable and requires the impartiality of an adjudicator. There is a right to refer a dispute to the Technology and Construction Court at 'any time'. more
Decoding Disclosure Disclosure where each party to a dispute is required to show the other side documents which are related to the case. Disclosure is one of the most time and cost heavy aspects of any civil claim, especially in complex cases. The court will generally try to take steps to ensure the scope of any disclosure exercised is reasonable and proportionate. more
The Power of a Part 36 Settlement Most people believe that if they engage a solicitor in a dispute they will end up in court. Fortunately, both in terms of time, stress and your bank balance, this is not the case. In fact, very few people who begin litigation ever see the inside of a courtroom. This is because most cases are settled before their day in court arrives. more
The Law of Defamation Explained Defamation may occur when a person makes a statement that damages your reputation.  The 1936 case of Sim v Stretch provided the common law test which is 'would the words tend to lower the plaintiff [claimant] in the estimation of right thinking members of society generally?'  Lord Atkin said: “A defamatory statement is one which injures the reputation of another by exposing him to hatred, contempt, or ridicule, or which tends to lower him in the esteem of right-thinking members of society.” more

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