Litigation 101

Litigation 101


The law is an extremely complex field that incorporates every aspect of society and litigation is a process whereby an individual, company or corporate entity initiates legal proceedings to claim compensation or payment. There are countless reasons someone might wish to file a lawsuit. For example, when a customer is unhappy with a product and has no luck negotiating with the supplier, this often leads to litigation. When two parties cannot come to an agreement, the matter can be decided in a court of law, with both parties represented by litigation lawyers. 

Being Served With A Lawsuit

In the event a person or business entity files a lawsuit against you, you have to be served the papers detailing the legal proceedings. Once served, you need to consult with a litigation law firm. If you are living in Bangkok, Vize Counselor offers litigation service and they can help you to respond and prepare your side of the story. You will be notified of the nature of the lawsuit and a date would be set for a court hearing, where a litigation judge would hear the case and make a decision based upon the evidence presented. You may not have done anything wrong. Indeed, a large percentage of litigation cases are not proven; it all depends on the circumstances, and, more importantly, the evidence that each party can present. 

Filing A Lawsuit

Imagine you sold an expensive car to an acquaintance, who asked if they could pay at a later date, for whatever reason. Being such a nice person, you sign over the car. No payment is forthcoming and you try to make contact, but your calls go unanswered. We are talking about a significant amount of money involved. Of course, you have to examine your options and one is to file a lawsuit, claiming the money owed on the sale of the vehicle.

Another scenario is when you buy a product that turns out to be faulty and you feel the supplier has not acted as they should. Business to business is common, when one party of a contractual agreement is dissatisfied with the service they receive, or an inferior product leads to huge losses, which they want to be compensated for by the supplier.

Seek A Litigation Lawyer

Whether filing a lawsuit or you are served notice yourself, the first thing to do is consult with an experienced litigation lawyer, who would ask many questions. Then, based on the information (and evidence), he or she would advise accordingly, offering to represent you. Each case must be taken on its own merits; in some cases, the lawyer would advise the client to settle out of court, while in others, they are confident you will receive a favourable outcome.

Supporting Evidence

Of course, this is critical. Documentation, images, video, witness statements, receipts or any written communication could all be used as evidence. The litigation lawyer might offer to represent you on a no win-no fee basis, which is an indication of their confidence. With their expertise, you should reach a favourable conclusion.