Litigation: a bit like the Tour de France
By Kath Livingston
Many of us have been avid watchers of this year’s Tour de France, and it got us to thinking that this epic race is a little bit like litigation.
First, there’s the critical matter of assembling a winning team. No use having a professional cycling team made up of only sprinters or climbers — you need both alongside an entire back-office team. Within any litigation trial team, the choice of solicitors, counsel, experts, witnesses and client representatives is key.
You need the right mix of legal expertise: factual knowledge and advocacy, strategic, written/oral communication and analytical and logistics skills. And of course the whole team must be committed and tenacious, with a hawk eye for detail…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Shoosmiths briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
Sign in or Register to continue reading this article
It's quick, easy and free!
It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.Register now
Why register to The Lawyer
In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.
Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.
Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.
More relevant to you
To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.
News from Shoosmiths
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Shoosmiths
The European Commission has announced that it had used its fast-track settlement procedures to investigate and impose fines in respect of a parking heater cartel.
This is the second article on sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) and looks at options for maintenance.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Compliance and corporate governance codes for large financial institutions will undoubtedly include provisions to regulate high pay in the future
There’s more to the ABS model than attracting the man in the street and procuring external investment. Partners at the big corporate firms, take note…