“Litigation” is the word which lawyers use to describe anything which involves proceedings before a Court or Tribunal. There are different types of litigation with which an Advocate can assist.
This is where someone is accused of a crime, which may be anything from driving without due care and attention to murder, and the accused person is brought before a Court.
Criminal litigation in detail
As its name suggests, this includes divorce, as well as the financial and child related issues which typically go with it. It also includes such matters as bringing Court proceedings to obtain maintenance for children, adoption and “care” proceedings.
Matrimonial litigation in detail
This involves any other matter where a claim is brought before a Court. In most cases, one party is claiming a sum of money from another party, either because the claimant says that the other party has caused him injury (for example, by negligently running him over), broken the terms of a contract, failed to pay a debt or otherwise failed to fulfil an obligation which the other party owes to the claimant.
Civil litigation in detail