Civil law primarily deals with the obligations and rights of legal entities and individuals. In fact, they include disagreements between two parties (contentious cases). Disputes often occur for various issues, such as tenancy agreements, corporate matters, and employment issues.
The parties involved are often individuals and legal entities (companies), and they take other companies and individuals to court to settle their disputes. Generally, if the case is won, the at-fault party is ordered to pay compensation and comply with any court orders imposed on them.
You often see these cases in the High Court, state courts, and the Court of Appeal.
What Are Examples of Civil Criminal Law?
The most common examples of civil law include:
• Commercial disputes
• Breach of contract
• Neighbour disputes
• Employment claims
• Small claims
Many times, you can have both a civil and criminal case, and it’s wise to hire a civil criminal lawyer in Singapore for the job.
Here’s an example: You’re in a car accident that resulted in a brain injury because of a drunk driver. You have a criminal case against the at-fault party because they were driving while intoxicated or under the influence and caused you to suffer. They might receive a fine or go to jail.
There’s also a civil case involved. You can sue the driver for your loss of income, future earnings, pain and suffering, and medical bills. The driver then pays damages if you succeed with your claim.
How to Find a Civil Criminal Lawyer in Singapore
You need a legal professional who understands the specific laws in place for civil and criminal cases. This person does most of the work so that you can heal. It’s best to seek someone honest, trustworthy, and diligent.
Bishop Law has honest, dedicated, and fearless lawyers on staff. Please call on +65 6809 1164 to request a free consultation to discuss your case and ask questions.