When is it right to go to litigation with a bad international partner?


When is it right to go to litigation with a bad international partner?


Litigation should only be considered as a solution after you have discussed all of your options with a legal expert. You may seek alternative methods of resolution such as mediation before committing to contentious proceedings. Despite this, by contracting under the laws of England and Wales is important as this means you will not be brought into a foreign court where you will find it more difficult and expensive to plead your case. Crucial to this also is a legally enforceable claim for example, based on a good contract that has been breached.


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