Second Opinion on Cases
We offer a preliminary opinion service on current cases for clients wanting to receive a second opinion.
In some cases, clients may be concerned about the following issues in their current litigation.
- Escalating costs
- Difficulties resolving litigation because of personality differences between solicitors
- A concern that the matter is being over-serviced by an unnecessarily large legal team.
- A less than commercial attitude being taken by lawyers towards litigation.
- Disillusionment with barristers who may have provided very positive initial advices on prospects only to weaken in their resolve as trial approaches, following significant legal expenditure in reliance on such advice.
We can review the costs incurred to date and projected costs, and consider the commerciality of the approach to the case in comparison with the amount in dispute.
We can assess progress on settlement attempts/negotiations.
Because our offices are not located in the CBD our rates are substantially lower, often up to 20% lower, than most commercial law firms.
In our experience sometimes clients shop around with quotes that we provide, which of course is their right. We always tell clients, therefore, if they receive what they think is a better price they can forward it to us and we will match it.