In Latin the word tort (tortum) means “wrong” and this explains why a tort, in common law jurisdictions such as Cyprus, is a civil wrong in the sense that it is committed against an individual (which includes legal entities such as companies).
The gist of tort law is that a person has certain interests which are protected by law, which in Cyprus is the Civil Wrongs Law, Cap. 148. Examples of torts include negligence, trespass, nuisance, etc., with negligence being the most frequently come across.
Tort is a remarkably wide-ranging subject and if we were to lay down a general pattern, then the paradigm tort consists of an act or omission by someone (the defendant) which causes damage to another (the claimant). The usual remedy awarded by the Courts as a compensation for a tort is the payment of money, known as damages.
At N. Pirilides & Associates we actively pursue all avenues of dispute resolution and torts are no exception. If you have been injured or your property has been damaged by an act or omission of someone, our team will be able to advise and assist in pursuing your claim.