Court proceedings are stressful for anyone. Disputes taken through the court are going to take up a lot of your time, energy and emotion and can be financially draining. However strong your claim, you will have to spend a lot of your time preparing your case or pay someone to do it for you. If you do not settle, you will need to attend court and probably face the ordeal of being cross-examined in the witness box. Most people have better things to do and do not need this.
Settling a dispute directly with your opponent is quicker, less expensive and less risky than court action. Litigation is expensive, time-consuming and rarely results in an entirely satisfactory outcome. It should be avoided whenever possible, and this law guide shows you how.