A damages and compensation litigation lawyer in Cyprus is required where there is a dispute between two or more parties who usually seek to recover money or damages or specific performance as opposed to criminal punishment. Compensation and damages can be given for a variety of reasons in Cyprus including personal injury and breach of contract but in general, damages and compensation will be given if there is a breach in law.
A damages and compensation litigation lawyer in Cyprus will firstly have to prove that the defendant had acted contrary to law in order to be able to obtain compensation and damages for his/her client. In order to do this, a lawyer will have to piece together the facts of the case of his/her client while addressing the relevant laws involved and while having a clear understanding of detailed legal procedures in Cyprus. Once liability of the defendant has been proven and the claimant can prove their loss, a damages and compensation litigation lawyer will progress the proceedings to an assessment of damages where the amount of money to be paid by the defendant is reviewed, evaluated, calculated and finally determined.
A damages and compensation litigation lawyer in Cyprus will act differently depending on the case at hand. For example, in a damages and compensation case regarding a breach of contract, a litigation lawyer will strive to obtain compensation for their client if due to the breach of contract the claimant did not receive a benefit that they would have received had the contract been properly performed, or strive to obtain damages and compensation for losses suffered due to this lack of performance of the contract or strive to obtain damages and compensation for those losses or damages that arose from breach such as a loss of opportunity or profits, liability to third parties or some other effect from the defendant’s failure to perform on the contract. In the case of personal injury, for example a car crash, the damages and compensation litigation lawyer in Cyprus will aim to obtain compensation and damages for the victim who may have incurred monetary and/or physical and/or emotional damages.
For all circumstances, a damages and compensation lawyer will file a claim and represent his/her client in court in Cyprus though usually these cases are settled in an informal settlement where the lawyer acts as a negotiator between the defendant and claimant. Many damages and compensation litigation lawyers worldwide are paid on a no win no fee basis, otherwise known as a contingency fee.