Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Don't leave it to the last minute
It's an all-too-common scenario: there are only a couple of weeks or even days to go before the final hearing and one of the parties is not happy with the way the case is going, so they decide they need representation, or to change solicitor. They then come to you, expecting you to miraculously turn things around. The fact of the matter, of course, is that you've barely got time to arrange for them to be represented at all, let alone properly prepare the case. Please, if you're going to instruct/change solicitors, don't leave it to the last minute.