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If you have entered into a contract with another person or an organisation who failed to uphold their side of the agreement, or been misadvised by a professional, the consequences can be hugely damaging. Suffering an unjustified or malicious attack on your reputation or being unfairly dismissed by your employer can have a similarly detrimental impact on your life. In such circumstances, you may be able to claim a remedy such as an injunction to stop someone from doing something, to make them do something, or to make a claim for compensation to recover losses.

Our solicitors can assist with all employment law matters, including:

Specialist Civil Litigation Lawyers

Wilford Smith’s civil litigation team understand that undertaking civil litigation can be an intimidating prospect, but you can be confident that our solicitors will do everything in their power to achieve a solution as quickly and straightforwardly as possible.

We have many years of experience employing methods such as mediation and negotiation to help reach an agreement between parties without the need for expensive and drawn out court action. If court action cannot be avoided, our litigation lawyers are renowned for their skills in advocacy and litigation and can seek the support of leading barristers if required. Get in touch with us today on 0808 164 1349 or complete our online enquiry form and we will back to you without delay.

Civil litigation – the basics

Civil litigation is the legal process used to resolve private and public disputes, either by going to court or by utilising other forms of negotiation. In most cases, a successful claim will result in the award of financial compensation or an agreement that one party will undertake, or not undertake, a specific action.

Dispute resolution options

Just because you have chosen to take legal action to resolve a dispute doesn’t mean that you will necessarily have to go to court. While some cases will be resolved in this way, there are other options available, and these will be explored first.


Mediation is a structured form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that involves unbiased, trained mediators working with the parties to reach a decision which will then be confirmed by way of a signed agreement. While a mediator does not have decision-making authority, this is recognised as a cost-effective and amicable way of settling a dispute.


Arbitration sees disputes settled outside of the courtroom using an independent person who will make a binding decision. This is seen as a flexible, practical and confidential way of resolving sensitive and complex disputes.

Contact our Civil Litigation Solicitors

The civil litigation solicitors at Wilford Smith can provide high-quality, strategic support to help you take legal action if you find yourself involved in these types of dispute, and many more. Our lawyers will take the time to meet with you to discuss your options, advise you on your chances of success and the costs involved, and answer any questions or concerns you may have. At all times, our friendly and approachable litigation team will keep you up-to-date with any developments in your case and ensure that you are fully informed as proceedings progress.

To find out how we can help, speak to a member of our team today by calling 0808 164 1349 or complete our online enquiry form.