Litigation and Dispute Resolution Q&A

Katherine Hawes added an answer to this question
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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

Bridget Holland added an answer to this question
Bridget Holland

Bridget Holland, Director at

I assume you have had enough contact with them that there is no doubt this amount is neither overlooked nor disputed.  So it depends on the commercial value of the client to you:
1. This is the only invoice.  Send a letter advising legal action if not paid within 7 days.  They will either pay or not.  ...  Continue Reading
Phil Khor

, Founder at

Awesome response, Bridget. I found it very methodical and useful for future reference. Thanks for sharing.