Can I negotiate before going to court?
With the number of the case going to court. It would be quite normal to assume most cases end up in court. In some cases, the hearing is the last chance to find a solution. It is possible to try to find a common ground. In family cases, this is referred to as meditation. The same is possible in claims. For example, you may have a dipsute with your landlord over rent rate or you have been taken to court for missed payment. There could be numerous reasons. Seeking intial advice would provide you with a good understanding of your options.
Where there are two parties who find it difficult to directly communciate but wish to find a resolution. A barrister will be able to liaise with the other party to find common groumd. We hear many cases being vacated as the matter has been settled in advance. This is someitmes the best for both parties and it saves on cost for both parties.
How does this work?
Well, a barrister will first have a quick chat with you. The quick chat will identify key points for the barrister to make their own assessment. Once we have the complted. The barrister will identify ways to reach a middle ground. Corresponding with a respondent or claimant can be difficult. The barrister will be able to write letters, make phone calls and correspond by email.
The advantages of liaising through a barrister are immediately valuable. It would clarify your position clearly and allow your position to be emphatically put forward. It removes emption. This is very important especially when dealing with a matter which is close to your heart. This could be your own business or a sentimental issue. What would be important for your barrister, will be to find a solution which is ideal for you. If the other party is being unreasonable the matter will be dragged out. The barrister will then be able to advise you on the merits and the best couse of action.