It's National Stress Awareness Day and in support of this we wanted to share 5 tips on how to reduce stress when going through one of the most stressful times a you can go through as a business; litigation.
1. Find a lawyer you trust
This sounds obvious, but it can take some time to find the right solicitor. Ask your other business connections who they recommend and look on legal directories. Make sure you find a lawyer you would like to work with and who holds similar values to you; don’t go for big names for the sake of it. Your priority is to find someone who will help you and in so doing, reduce your stress in an already stressful situation.
2. Trust your lawyer to do their job
Your lawyer is in the best position to help you and your company. Be as useful as is possible but don’t tell them how to do their job. They’re qualified, regulated and know how to do their job and if they require any clarification on the nature of your business or need you to do something, make it a priority.
3. Help your lawyer when necessary
Your lawyer can only work with the tools and materials made available to them. Locating and organising documents and educating your lawyer about the nuances of your business or the circumstances of the case are excellent examples of how you can help your lawyer to help you.
4. Be organised from the start
Keep your own records such as a correspondence and documents file. Keep a record of every deadline and meeting so that you know where you are in your litigation process. Keep a to do list as well, as instructed by your lawyer, so that you can be certain they are getting everything they need from you in the right order to avoid any disruptions or the risk of missed deadlines.
5. Prepare for a lengthy process but remember that it will come to an end
Every litigation will come to an end, and there will be an opportunity for closure and new beginnings. Litigations happen every day and while it is difficult to see an end in sight during the process, it will come to an end and you will be able to move on from it.
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