How to instruct a Litigation Solicitor

How to instruct a Litigation Solicitor.

When it comes to instructing your litigation solicitor, it’s all about working together so that you can achieve a better level of understanding and trust between one another. It’s also about getting the details absolutely right from the outset.

Firstly, your litigation solicitor wants to have the best possible understanding of your case. Secondly – but no less importantly – you want to be confident that your litigation solicitor is of the highest standard, that you can trust them and have faith in their ability to see your case through to a satisfactory conclusion.

Getting the Facts Straight

As soon as you begin to explain your case to your solicitor, you can expect to be asked a lot of questions. This is perfectly normal – it’s how they’re going to get to centre of what is going on and formulate a plan to assist you in your dispute. The questions will be appropriate to your specific dispute and at this stage, it’s vital that you provide as much information as possible.

For example, you’ll likely be asked for details of conversations, contracts or emails. Where possible, you’ll be asked to provide written evidence and even if you don’t have copies of everything that your litigation solicitor is after, it’s vital to provide whatever you can.

Preparation is Key

You should aim to have all of this information ready and prepared before you meet your litigation solicitor. Doing so gives them the opportunity to fully digest the facets of your dispute and plan a route forwards – lack of preparation will only serve to hinder things. Keep the information and evidence together and neatly ordered in folders or files. Where possible, print it off and ensure that you have copies that can be sent by email too.

Again, the types of evidence required are fully dependant on your specific dispute, but you should look to include some or all of the following wherever possible:

  • Contracts
  • Time sheets
  • Invoices
  • A simple chronology of events as they happened with relevant dates and locations
  • Details of witnesses – who they are, what they do and their contact details
  • Details of any correspondence with your opponent and/or their solicitor
  • Any other documents that support your argument

Credibility Breeds Confidence

At Else Solicitors, our team of Litigation Solicitors are experienced, credible and effective in all that they do. They have your best interests at heart and will be honest in their assessment of whether or not you have a case. They’re also tenacious, so you can rest assured that they’ll work solidly on your behalf once instructed to do so.

For more guidance regarding litigation, please contact our litigation solicitors on 01283 807 564 or email

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