Litigation, also known as dispute resolution, refers to any controversy before a court or a lawsuit. Normally, a case should be settled by negotiating and agreement, a jury or judge will decide then. People and companies may resolve a dispute through litigation which is an area Glenn Duker can assist with.



One shouldn’t want to resort to litigation as a solution, since it is costly and also takes a long time. When mediation and arbitration fail though, it is time to take the case to court. Also, it may happen that one party has no intention to agree or comply to the other procedures. To file a lawsuit, begin by presenting a claim as the aggrieved party and explain your situation to the other. This may contain the lawsuit threat. If alternative dispute resolution is not successful in resolving the issue, you may then file a complaint in the court and start a lawsuit.


The civil procedure comes with its set of rules, which is why it is better to have a lawyer like Glenn Duker, file a complaint as an alternative, to start with. The court formalities are strict. A lawyer will also select the right court, as this is an important aspect, exhaust all possible administrative remedies, type the papers and format these accordingly. To get the wanted results, it is essential to have the help of a law professional. The more serious the matter, the more necessary this is.



Litigation law ensures that disputes are brought to a successful end before reaching the court. Needless to say, anyone would prefer a short and inexpensive process, with as little conflict as possible. Litigation law involves alternate methods like mediation, arbitration or another solution coming from a panel of authorities.



Solicitors involved in litigation will deal with your case in the judicial setting. They are experienced with regulatory disputes, civil fraud, professional negligence cases, injunctions, defamation, product liability, debt recovery, plus director, shareholder and partnership disputes. They are trained in all sorts of commercial disputes, provide strategic advice and let clients keep working at their usual pace without unnecessary disruptions. This is a great advantage to start with, as one can focus on their business purposes as usual, avoiding loss.


Small firms concentrate on litigation only, while the top firms provide specialist litigation.

There are two types of litigation solicitors:
claimants’ lawyers
defendants’ lawyers.

All are part of the ADR proceedings and protect the client’s interests. The closure of claims is then quick and effective. Colleagues belonging to other departments often work together with the solicitor – from the corporate, commercial, banking and finance or real estate departments.


A solicitor has good negotiation skills and is able to communicate well. It pleads in favour of the client’s interests. Commercial awareness is also among their assets, and therefore they will find the appropriate solutions also when you have your business involved. A solicitor will review everything that is concerned in the case and will ensure a successful representation. He will put together settlement demand packages in an expert manner for judgement enforcement. If criminal cases are involved, full case analysis can be provided. Solicitors successfully intervene in disputes between tenants and landlords and in any situation where conveyance needs to be completed.


As the ownership title transfer is a regular concern for solicitors, you may always call for one when dealing with such. When buying or selling property, through conveyance the title is safely transferred as desired to the new owner and all connected matters are being taken care of, such as verifications and other legal aspects to ensure that the property will be used as planned and with full efficiency.


Glenn Duker is a litigation lawyer who represents clients in commercial litigation matters.


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