Simply, litigation refers to the process of dispute resolution and reaching a settlement at the earliest stage to avoid, if possible, expensive court action. Normally litigation happens between two parties when they cannot, by themselves, come to an agreement or settle on an outcome. Litigation lawyers provide assistance where disputes and claims may arise during a commercial transaction or deal – essentially helping the negotiations to go smoothly and come to a close.


What is the role of a litigation lawyer?


Litigators handle civil cases before, during, and after the trial. A litigator will often spend most of their time researching, investigating, pleading, in pre-trials, in trials, preparing settlements, and appeals, and much more. It’s important to note that not all litigation cases end up in court – if all goes well you can come to an agreement with the other party and avoid

Litigation cases can include:

Commercial disputes: claims for a breach of contract e.g. recovery of debts
Claims against the state: for example, a judicial review of a planning decision

Matters dealt with by these solicitors can include landlord and tenant issues, neighbour disputes, unpaid bills, professional negligence, breach of contracts and/or agreements, intellectual property disputes, and general business disputes.

Other kinds of cases can include those of the topics of employment, divorce, and personal injury. However, here at Beeston Shenton, each of these areas has a separate, dedicated team to help clients. If you’d like to get in touch with one of our specialised teams, contact us.


Advantages of our B2B debt recovery service

Our expert litigation team has a wealth of knowledge to aid businesses when aiming to make a b2b debt recovery. From simply chasing late payers to legal proceedings including all county court and insolvency processes – we are dedicated to helping improve cash flow and increase profitability.

Here’s where we add value: 

  • Speed up the recovery process
  • Minimise any conflict between parties
  • Reduce risks to the business
  • Bespoke service that is individual to the business


Contact us


For more information on the litigation services we offer, contact us at or via phone at 01782 662424