Litigation: a bit like the Tour de France - .PDF file.
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…
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