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When should you go to court and when should you settle out of court in a dispute?

What are the factors you should consider in pursuing a court case? 

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Katherine Hawes

Katherine Hawes, Solicitor at

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This is a scenario that I go through with my clients all the time.
it is just as much a commercial decision as a legal one.
There are a number of factors to consider:

1. Your time and money - plus the emotional cost
2. Whether the other party has funds to pay a judgment
3. Strength if your case as opposed to the offer of settlement

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