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What does a Civil Litigation Solicitor do?

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A civil litigation solicitor is a legal professional who specialises in handling civil disputes and representing clients in court proceedings. Here are some key responsibilities and tasks typically associated with the role of a civil litigation solicitor:

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bullet-point.pngClient Consultation: A civil litigation solicitor meets with clients either in person or online to discuss their legal issues, assess the merits of their case, and provide legal advice on potential courses of action.

bullet-point.pngCase Investigation: They conduct thorough investigations, gather evidence, and analyse relevant legal precedents to build a strong case strategy.

bullet-point.pngPleadings and Legal Documentation: Solicitors prepare legal documents such as claims, applications, witness statements, and comply with court orders on behalf of their clients.

bullet-point.pngNegotiation and Dispute Resolution: Solicitors engage in negotiations with opposing parties, aiming to reach a settlement or alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation or arbitration to resolve the dispute without going to trial.

bullet-point.pngCourt Representation: If a settlement cannot be reached, solicitors represent their clients in court proceedings. They present arguments, examine and cross-examine witnesses, and present evidence to support their client's case.  Barristers do this also but Jeanine Harry at Legal Peace is a Solicitor-Advocate and aims to represent her own clients where she can.

bullet-point.pngCase Management: Civil litigation solicitors handle all aspects of case management, including organising documentation, scheduling hearings, complying with court procedures, and keeping clients informed about the progress of their case.

bullet-point.pngLegal Research: They stay updated on relevant laws, regulations, and legal developments to provide accurate and effective legal advice to their clients.

bullet-point.pngClient Advocacy: Solicitors serve as advocates for their clients, protecting their rights and interests throughout the legal process.

bullet-point.pngSettlement Negotiations: In cases where a settlement is possible, solicitors negotiate favorable terms and conditions on behalf of their clients, taking into account their best interests.

bullet-point.pngEnforcement of Judgments: If a judgment is obtained in favour of their client, solicitors assist in enforcing the judgment, including pursuing collection of monetary damages or other remedies awarded by the court.

It's important to note that the specific responsibilities of a civil litigation solicitor can vary depending on the law firm or organisation they work for and the nature of the cases they handle.

For more information on civil litigation, we would recommend reviewing the Civil Procedure Rules. https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules