Being a defendant in a case can be quite a stressful matter. For the bigger corporations that have an entire legal department to deal with the legal case, the top management may avoid having to spend too much time on this.
However, for those smaller organisations that do not have a big budget to deal with a court case against them, then they may need to deal with the case personally such as identifying a good lawyer to represent them, compiling all the evidence they have for the case, so on and so forth.
The most important decision that you have to make is to hire a suitable and skilled lawyer to represent you in the case. This is perhaps the most important decision that a party to the case must make. Hiring the wrong lawyer may actually cause you to lose the case, and hence, you may need to pay damages to the party suing you.
After hiring the most suitable lawyer, the next thing that you will need to manage is to ensure that your lawyer is familiar with all the facts of the case, your side of the story, so that your lawyer could guide you to retrieve relevant evidence to prove your case.
Managing external lawyer is not an easy task as it is time consuming and takes your focus away from your business. Hence, if you have a highly skilled and experienced lawyer, you may avoid having to spend too much time on the case.
Managing legal costs is another important task that a party to the case need to handle. If unmanaged, the legal costs may escalate to a level that is affordable to you. You should discuss your legal budget upfront with your lawyer so that the legal costs can be managed upfront.
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In addition, to find our more about the strength and weaknesses of your case and suggestions on various legal strategy that you can adopt, you can use BIK Consulting’s Court Case Prediction tool which is available for free.