litigationWith significant experience of representing clients in commercial and chancery proceedings, I am well equipped to represent clients in Court.  Barristers are trained as specialist advocates and, whilst the distinction between the barrister and solicitor professions is becoming more blurred with time, this training and Court experience is valuable in both assessing the likely outcome of Court proceedings and in achieving the best possible outcome on the day.  Careful drafting of legal documents can also assist positive settlement prior to hearing.

I would always tend to dissuade a client from undertaking litigation other than as a last resort.  It is important to realise that litigation is expensive in both time and cost and, even though I would be able to advise as to the likely outcome, it is never certain.   There is often a sense that justice will prevail, but it must be remembered that the judge can only do justice on the evidence before them, and often this is unclear or conflicting.

That said, there will always be situations where alternative dispute resolution has failed and litigation is the appropriate course of action. As a direct access barrister I can be instructed directly to draft required documentation and to provide advice and representation.  Given the demarcation between barristers and solicitors, I am unable to undertake some of the administrative tasks required for the conduct of litigation, but will be able to advise you how to undertake these tasks in-house. Costs can be agreed in advance of any work being undertaken and my competitive hourly rate will ensure that it is affordable for your business to obtain the support you need when litigation is required.

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