Know About Civil Litigation Process, Types And Skills In Singapore

Posted on Apr 29, 2016 by Jason

It is common for people to indulge in any case of dispute, let us have a look over civil litigation process for easy resolution of dispute.

Civil litigation is a kind of legal dispute occurred between two or more parties suffering from monetary damages or specific performances and non criminal sanctions. A lawyer specialized in civil litigation is known as “litigator” or “trial lawyer”. Lawyers who are specialised for practising civil litigation represents parties in trials, hearings, arbitrations and mediations with help of administrative agencies, foreign tribunals and federal, state and local courts. Litigation in Singapore involve common litigation law and skilled lawyers for sorting out it.

Civil Litigation Types

Large range of disputes are covered in civil litigation. Lawyers practicing Civil Litigation are usually specialized in two or more areas. Most common types of civil litigation are as given-

Environment law, Landlord/Tenant, products liability, personal injury, intellectual property, construction, medicine malpractice, employment and labour, real estate, anti-trust, worker’s compensation, education law. 

Stages of Civil Litigation

Civil litigation is divided into seven stages- investigation, pleadings, discovery pre-trial, settlement and appeal. All types of lawsuits do not phase all seven stages of civil litigation. Most of the lawsuits are settled before meeting trial and several other cases reach trail verdict. Usually it takes from few months to years. In case of very complicated situation, time span of lawsuit can extend to large number of years. 

Skills Required for Civil Litigation

Skills and knowledge required for litigation of materials are as given-

  • Strong knowledge of substantive and procedural law

  • Strong written and oral advocacy skills

  • Good analytical and logical reasoning abilities

  • Ability to collect complex facts and figures for supporting legal procedures

  • Good interpersonal skills for carrying out legal procedures

  • Knowledge for legal research techniques and software

  • Client development skills

  • Strong negotiation skills


Civil Litigation Lawyer Services

Civil litigation lawyers offer legal solutions for several complicated litigation cases. These lawyers are competent enough for sorting different range of litigation services like debtors and creditors, defamation, employment issues, negligence law claims, insurance claims, estate litigation and construction claims etc.

Litigation of Estate

Estate disputes are common but require depth legal knowledge and good level of expertise by gaining good level of experience. Lawyers are experienced enough for providing genuine results for such disputes and have worked for claimants, trustees and beneficiaries. Some examples of such litigation cases are breach of trust claims, disinheritance, probate challenges and contested wills. Small claims court Singapore also take civil litigation cases for solving several sort of disputes. Civil litigation lawyers have also represented several other cases like insurance, personal injury and property damage etc. Their main objective is to satisfy all clients by providing maximum results.


About Author: Jason is a law student, currently working with one of the International law firms in Singapore. He is now writing on topic related to annulment in singapore.

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