Disputes, conflicts, or offences can take place easily. It could be with a neighbour, a client, a business partner… There are many scenarios for disputes, and normally these can be broadly divided into two types: criminal cases and civil cases.
Let’s talk about civil cases. A civil case involves a dispute between people about the rights or obligations of the people or businesses involved. A civil case usually involves one or more persons seeking a remedy of some kind from another person or group of persons to resolve a private dispute between them.
Examples of areas of law that are classified as civil law are:
- Financial or commercial issues
- Housing/tenancy/property/spoliation issues
- Inheritance and succession issues
- Family law
- Employment law
In civil cases, each person involved in the case is called a ‘party’ to the case. The party who makes a claim or commences the case is generally called the ‘applicant’. The party defending themselves against the claim is generally called the ‘defendant’.
Having a lawyer by your side is essential to protect yourself legally. Together with a lawyer the process becomes easier through the knowledge of your legal rights about any issue of concern. Your interests are protected, documents are handled correctly, implications are known in case you want to take a risk, and solutions are presented in an orderly and efficient matter. It is particularly important in the legal practice that the client perceives the lawyer as a solution. That is why it’s important for a lawyer to express him/herself simply and clearly.
Furthermore, it’s crucial to choose a law firm that is operating in litigation before the respective courts and/or respective tribunals but also has experience in negotiating an out-of-court settlement so that the dispute could be settled through mediation and arbitration.
Sciberras Advocates lawyers will ensure to give you an analysis of the situation and solutions for a positive outcome. We see ourselves as a hands-on law firm that provides practical assistance tailored to the client’s needs. We are therefore committed to give a complete legal situation so that our clients can make an informed decision themselves.
Our team of professional and experienced lawyers can provide a comprehensive and cost-effective service, which is tailored for every single client. You can expect a personalised approach when dealing with your requests and queries. For more info or assistance please contact us: https://sciberras.legal/contact/.
This article is for information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.
Article written by Ms Charlene Sciberras, B.A. (Hons), guest writer, is a marketing and business administration specialist with a special focus on corporate, accounting, and legal matters.
Sciberras Advocates founded by Dr Adrian Sciberras, is a law firm based in Malta. The firm prides itself to be multi-disciplinary, innovative and flexible in order to meet the changing times and any challenges in the local and international legal scenario. No matter what private or corporate complex demands are called for, Sciberras Advocates offers practical and cost-effective legal solutions to achieve your desired results. You may reach Sciberras Advocates by phone on +35627795222 or via email on [email protected].