The law can be daunting to the layman, particularly the seemingly complex legal processes and procedures involved. There are specific steps to take and documents to complete in order to commence legal action. Different procedures apply to civil and criminal actions. There are also a wide range of different courts and tribunals before which an action can be commenced. Figuring out what to do to at various stages of the legal process can be confusing. This section of Q&As aims to address the common questions posed in respect of the basic legal processes and procedures.