FAQs on Civil Lawyers
Civil law consists of the laws pertaining to things, properties (movable or immovable), relationships, persons, etc. Some of the common civil law disputes are property disputes, contractual disputes, tenancy or ownership disputes, divorce cases, etc. Some jurists also define civil law as to any law that doesn’t involve a criminal offense.
The procedure to be followed by courts in civil law cases is guided by the Code of Civil Procedure 1908.
The primary role of civil lawyers is to analyze the facts of a case, the laws involved, the merits and demerits of the case and thereby help the client understand their standing in the said civil dispute, their rights and liabilities in the said case as per law and the way best possible legal way forward in their case. Civil lawyers are also responsible for doing research on their client’s case, finding and studying the relevant statutory laws and High Court and Supreme Court judgments. The lawyer should be fully prepared with the facts and the case laws before every hearing, and should also brief the client on his/her strategy on every date.
Patrons Legal has an experience of over 45 years in civil law cases. Our team of civil lawyers includes some of the best civil lawyers in Delhi. Our expertise in civil law cases has been well appreciated across various fraternities. The firm is also well known for its expert civil advocates in Delhi. Patrons Legal will leave no stone unturned for securing solutions to your legal problems. Patrons Legal believes that thorough case studies, proper drafting, well-done research, unparalleled argument skills, and hard work are the keys to success in civil law cases.
Litigants have different alternatives, recognized by law, rather than directly going to court. These include out-of-court settlements, mediation, arbitration, etc. These alternative methods are most prevalent in civil cases. The most common of them are arbitration and mediation. Arbitral Awards that are granted on merit, after the arbitration proceedings are over, hold equivalent value as that of judicial judgments and are therefore enforceable and executable through court. Arbitration is governed by the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996. Also, there are mediation centers in the district and high courts across the country that assist the parties in settling the dispute amicably after listening to all the parties in dispute. Once a settlement is arrived at and approved by both parties, it is equivalent to a court decree and becomes binding on both parties. It is also enforceable and executable through the judicial courts. Our team of civil advocates in Delhi is very well-skilled and experienced in handling civil law arbitration and mediation proceedings.
The fee of civil lawyers totally depends upon the nature of the case, the complexity of the matter, the lawyer’s experience in civil law cases, his face value in the concerned court, the city where he practices, etc. The fees of civil advocates in higher in metro cities. For instance, civil lawyers in Delhi usually charge higher fees than lawyers in smaller cities.
Nothing prohibits a person from hiring civil lawyers from different states. Hiring civil advocates from the same state sometimes becomes advantageous as they are very well-versed with local state laws and court procedures. For instance, civil lawyers in Delhi can considered to be more equipped with knowledge of Delhi state laws (eg. Delhi Rent Control Act) and the procedures usually followed in Delhi district courts and Delhi High Court.