My litigation philosophy
Litigation is not an end in itself. Every step in any matter must be informed by the desired final outcome.
An early understanding of the applicable statutory and case law, and an early mastering of the facts and evidence will arm me to advise the client, and in turn enable the client to provide informed instructions throughout the conduct of the matter. It is an approach that focuses on the detail, and ensures that availability and admissibility of evidence is never overlooked.
Litigation can be an undesirable distraction from a client’s core business. My approach is to ask (myself and others in the legal team) what is the most efficient and effective method to achieve the outcome desired. Interlocutory steps should only be undertaken when they are likely to improve the prospects of a positive final outcome for the client.