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(p. 46) 3. Dispute Management, Project Management, and Risk Management 

(p. 46) 3. Dispute Management, Project Management, and Risk Management
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(p. 46) 3. Dispute Management, Project Management, and Risk Management
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Susan Blake

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10.1093/law/9780198715948.003.0003
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date: 19 June 2021

This chapter first considers the project management approach to resolving civil disputes. Such an approach involves following a single overall plan from the first consideration of the legal dispute up to trial. However, the fact that most cases will not in fact reach trial, and that reasonable use of alternative dispute resolution must now be made at all stages, means that any plan must be sufficiently flexible to include review, and that review needs to include options as to process. The chapter then turns to the process of case evaluation, where lawyers value what a case is worth, assess the chances of winning a case, and conduct a cost-benefit analysis. Also discussed are the importance of proportionality in the conduct of litigation and managing and reducing the risk of losing a case.

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