as a call to the thousands of women and men who approached a legal practitioner at the time of divorce, only to find themselves exploited instead of assisted; who found that their divorce solicitors, rather than defending their interests at a vulnerable time, profited from their situation to the fullest extent.The site also offers advice upon how to get the best from your solicitor and, in an echo of the Child Support Agency, a 'Name and Shame' page for aggrieved clients to name their solicitor.
I'm not going to defend every member of my profession. I'm sure there are solicitors out there who expand the work to fill their billing targets. However, to return to the original quote, I believe that the biggest problem in escalating costs is the failure of parties to agree matters when advised. Of course, this may not be helped by poor advice or an adversarial approach by their solicitors. I do think that the law can be reformed to reduce litigation - see this recent post. Meanwhile, the best advice I can give is to instruct a solicitor who is a member of Resolution and should therefore conduct matters in a constructive and non-confrontational way. Resolution members should also advise clients of the availability of mediation.