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Three startling observations about a litigation approach (Eversheds)

Research conducted by Eversheds, referred to in a Fall 2006 advertisement, found that in business disputes one in four clients are “now demanding … cost predictability from their external legal advisers.” That figure startles me because no one else has talked about clients insisting on predictability of legal expenses, let alone in litigation.

The research also found that “cost, wasted management time, bad publicity and brand damage are the key concerns for businesses when involved in a dispute.” Startled again, I wonder why damages are not key concerns.

After noting that Eversheds had pioneered Early Case Assessment, the ad introduces RAPID Resolution™, which addresses predictability with project management skills and cost sensitivity with budgeting skills. Startled thrice, but this time because I have not previously heard who claims to have originated early case assessment.