Legal costs are at the top of everyone's mind in a dispute, because it is easy to visualise having to write out a cheque.

You might find that there are more serious costs than just cash:-

  • Time consumed in gathering paperwork, emails and other evidence for the legal team
  • Internal meetings to go through the facts
  • Preparing for tribunal hearing
  • The stress of thinking about this every day
  • Effect on staff morale

Expect to spend a lot of time

Disputes tie up the time of your most senior Managers, Partners, and Directors.
The longer it goes on, the greater the drain on everyone.
Be realistic about your reasons for the dispute, and how far you are prepared to go.