Civil Litigation Lawyers

This is the process where one person (the ‘plaintiff’’) sues the other (the ‘defendant’) in court for a claim sounding in money, to resolve a dispute, to enforce a contract, to get divorced, etc. In applications for more immediate relief and where there are no disputes of fact, the parties are called “Applicant” and “Respondent”.

In ‘status’ matters, such as insolvency or rehabilitation, only a High Court has jurisdiction to hear the claim.

Civil litigation encompasses a broad range of disputes. Bregman Moodley Attorneys Inc specialise in:


Sharusha Moodley heads up our commercial litigation department. Her team delivers relevant and specialist advice across all types of dispute resolution (comprising negotiation, mediation, conciliation and conflict resolution) to guide the parties toward settlement without the time and expense of going to court, to commercial litigation (consisting of advice on civil disputes and litigation and courtroom strategy).

The Life Cycle of a Typical Civil Litigation Case

Civil litigation can be divided into several stages, including investigation, pleadings, discovery, pretrial proceedings, potential settlement or trial, and even appeal. Discovery is typically the longest and most labour-intensive stage of a case. This entails the exchange of information pertinent to the case through requests for disclosure of documents that the parties intend to use at trial to prove or disprove the claims, and subpoenas. The latter are demands for information or documents from third parties.

Not every lawsuit passes through each stage — in fact, most lawsuits are settled by agreement of the parties and never reach the courtroom. When a case does go all the way to trial, the entire process, from filing documents with the court to initiate the case through resolution, can take anywhere from a few months to several years.

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Litigation refers to the process of resolving legal disputes through the court system. It involves the formal presentation and adjudication of a case before a judge or magistrate. Litigation can arise from various types of legal conflicts, such as contract disputes, personal injury claims, employment issues, or business conflicts. A litigation attorney is a legal professional who specializes in representing clients in civil lawsuits or legal disputes that go through the litigation process. Their primary role is to advocate for their client’s interests and navigate the complexities of the legal system. Our practice’s core is a strong belief in placing our clients at the heart of every decision and strategy. We take the time to fully comprehend their interests, concerns, and desired outcomes. By building a foundation of trust and open communication, we establish a robust attorney-client relationship that empowers our clients to actively participate in their legal journey. With their objectives in mind, we tailor our strategies and techniques to align with their aspirations while also seeking opportunities for mutual gains. This client-centered approach ensures that we advocate effectively for their needs and aspirations throughout the litigation process.


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