Civil Disputes & Litigation
What Is Civil Disputes & Litigation
When Can I Sue Someone?
HOW TO SUE
The Civil Litigation Process
Prior to Court proceedings being commenced, the first course of action is always to seek a resolution to the dispute, saving both time and money. There are a number of alternative dispute resolution methods which can be used including round-table negotiation, conflict mediation, conciliation, and arbitration. Dispute resolution lawyers can assist with this process. You should obtain proper legal advice that is relevant to your matter.
If all attempts to settle the dispute fail then the dispute will be taken to trial.
Trial proceedings are lengthy and somewhat complex, but involve the stages of commencing proceedings, pleadings (where the dispute is described by the plaintiff and defended by the defendant), discovery (disclosure of documents by both sides), trial (where the judge will hear the testimony of witnesses and make a ruling in the dispute), settlement and appeal.
The particular Court forms which need to be completed to commence a civil suit vary according to the type of matter and your State so its best to seek legal advice in regard to this.
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