Niten Chauhan looks at the emotional fallout of civil cases

“What will it cost me?” These are the all too familiar words litigation solicitors hear during a consultation meeting, or over the telephone, during an initial call with a prospective client.

Depending on the complexities of a matter, this is when the discussion typically turns to hourly rates, whether the work can be undertaken for a fixed fee or on a time basis – and invariably, the financial consequences if the matter were to proceed to trial – particularly were they to lose and have to pay the other side’s costs.

However, litigation often has a greater and much wider impact than that just a monetary one – and this is often something of which solicitors fail to forewarn their clients to ...

Niten Chauhan
artner and Head of Restructuring and Insolvency
Harold Benjamin

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