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6.1 You may lose, even if you think you have a watertight case.
- There are defences to even the most straightforward claims.
- Your legal advisers may have over-estimated the strength of your case or given you bad legal advice.Unless you have been given negligent advice, you are unlikely to be able to claim any compensation from them.
- Witnesses may change their stories or refuse to give evidence.
6.2 Litigation is stressful and time consuming.
- Your business may suffer if you focus too much on the legal dispute.
6.3 Even with a good case, your opponent may be able to delay judgment by taking advantage of procedural rules.
6.4 You may not be able to enforce judgment.
- Enforcement of judgments for £600 or less is carried out by county court bailiffs, who have a relatively low success rate.Any judgment of more than £600 you can register in a high court. Enforcement Officers who enforce these judgments are more effective (but potentially more expensive) than bailiffs.