PM Law solicitors in Sheffield have put together a guide to answering some of the most frequently asked questions, simply click on the phrase to see the explanation:
What does litigation mean and what is involved?
Litigation is a process primarily used for the resolution of disputes by taking legal action through Court proceedings.
Do I immediatley go to Court?
No, we always try to settle a dispute out of Court first and only when this is proven to be unsuccessful do we look at progressing your claim to Court.
What are the costs risks?
If you lose your case then you may be liable to pay your opponents legal costs which in some cases can amount to thousands of pounds. However, we will advise you as to the potential costs as the matter progresses.
What will I be charged?
PM Law charge at an hourly rate for the work conducted and you will be regularly advised of the fees that are incurred as your case progresses. We can offer a fixed fees for some simple civil matters and also assist with your claim under legal expenses insurance.
You are not local to me, is this a problem?
No, there is no requirement for you to visit our offices for us to progress a case on your behalf. Most of the claim handling will be by written and telephone communication to assist with ensuring costs are proportionate wherever possible.
How long will my case take to settle?
The time frame to settle a case varies from claim to claim depending on liability, issues in dispute and the nature of negotiations between the parties on each individual case. We aim to settle claims as quickly as possible but you need to appreciate that we are bound by timescales set down by the Court.
Are there time frames in which I can bring my case?
Yes, there are various limitation periods for different types of claims. You therefore need to take independent legal advice as soon as possible to ensure these dates are not missed and the claim statute barred.