Litigation is the process of taking a legal dispute to court.

Litigation Services

Our litigation services cover a wide range of disputes. Contact us today to assist with your litigation process. Let us handle your claim, lawsuit, arbitration and investigation without limitation.

Craig Harvey handles both civil and criminal litigation on your behalf.

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Civil Litigation

There is a hierarchy of courts in South Africa:
  • The Constitutional Court,
  • The Supreme Court of Appeal,
  • The High Court,
  • The Magistrates’ Courts.

Civil litigation is ordinarily between two or more parties and is conducted in a public forum.

The process is formal and highly regulated.
The case is of public record and anyone has access to the documents that are filed. In some cases the courts have the discretion to order that proceedings be confidential.

Proceedings usually begin with a letter of demand providing a date by which the other party is to adhere to the claim. If the other party does not comply with this demand, the claimant can start civil proceedings either by Bringing An Action or Launching An Application.

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Criminal Litigation

Definition of Criminal Law:

Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime. It prescribes conduct perceived as threatening, harmful, or otherwise endangering to the property, health, safety, and moral welfare of people inclusive of one’s self.


Craig Harvey assists you with Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure in criminal cases.

Criminal litigation includes arrest and bail, the actual trial, sentencing, admissions and confessions, recusal, prosecution, stays of prosecution, child justice and juvenile punishment, the effects of media reports, court approaches and all pertinent Acts of Law.

Craig Harvey is a litigation attorney  who represents clients from arrest, to bail applications, trial representation and appeal hearings. You are  advised every step of the matter from initiation of proceedings all the way to trial.

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