Litigation

A lawsuit is a civil action brought in a court of law in which a plaintiff, a party who claims to have incurred loss as a result of a defendant’s actions, demands a legal or equitable remedy. The defendant is required to respond to the plaintiff’s complaint. If the plaintiff is successful, judgment is in the plaintiff’s favour, and a variety of court orders may be issued to enforce a right, award damages, or impose a temporary or permanent injunction to prevent an act or compel an act. A declaratory judgment may be issued to prevent future legal disputes.
The conduct of a lawsuit is called litigation. The plaintiffs and defendants are called litigants and the attorneys representing them are called litigators.

Insofar as we resort to litigation on behalf of clients as a last means of dispute resolution, we strive to reduce the risks associated with litigation as any litigation is costly and time consuming.  Our advice is therefore always focused on a positive result, whilst minimizing risk.  Where possible, we attempt to resolve disputes without having to resort to costly litigation.  However, litigation is part of our business environment and can very often not be avoided.

  1. High Court Litigation
  2. Commercial Litigation
  3. Insolvency Law related litigation
  4. Cross border insolvency related litigation
  5. Litigation on behalf of business rescue practitioners and liquidators and trustees appointed in the insolvent estates
  6. We are willing to enter into contingency fee agreements in terms of the Contingency Fee Act with clients in matters with reasonable prospects of success.  This is sometimes referred to as a success fee or a no win/no fee agreement.

    Click here to download our standard contingency fee agreement.

Cursus curiae est lex curiae :  “The practice of the court is the law of the court”