Practice

Civil Claims

Civil litigation is generally the commencement of a suit in the Singapore Court system or in another prescribed dispute resolution system. Parties may sue, or be sued, because of breach of contract, negligence, or some other breach of duty as recognised by law. The remedies that may be ordered are usually monetary compensation or some other order as the Court may deem fit at the end of the dispute.

Parties may also appeal decisions made to a higher Court although there are strict rules to limit the appeal avenues available to parties.

The length of time from start to end of a suit can range from between 9 months to 2 years, depending on the complexity of the matter. An appeal, whether at the end of the suit, or even during the suit could lengthen the process.

We have acted in the litigation of the following:

  • Building & Construction Disputes
  • Commercial and Banking litigation
  • Compulsory Land Acquisition Appeals
  • Consumer Claims
  • Debt Recovery
  • Insurance Litigation, including:
    • Motor insurance
    • Industrial insurance
    • Professional negligence
    • Personal injury claims
    • Fire claims
    • Marine insurance
  • International Trade and Sale of Goods
  • Medical Negligence
  • Landlord and Tenant Disputes
  • Property Disputes
  • Shareholders, Directors and Partnership Disputes
  • Stockbroking Disputes