Sole practitioner/Small firm v Large Firm.
Standing in one corner, we have the lean, mean, fighting machine (singular) practising out of a two-room office. In the other corner, we have the great mammoth made up of….lots of people, practising out of hell with harbour views.
Fair fight? Yes.
Modern technology gives a level playing field when it comes to the production of work. It’s no longer David v Goliath, it’s Goliath v Goliath.
Barristers provide assistance with preparation and advice, many of whom charge 1/3 of what their previous large employer’s charged for them. And if necessary, I can brief the exact same silks the big firms can.
Where the fight is not fair is a small firm’s cost base is dramatically lower, allowing us to charge much lower fees, minimising one of a client’s greatest stresses while involved in litigation.
The person who owns the firm runs the case – it’s not run by a team of mostly young and inexperienced lawyers, being charged out at rates equal to some of the best and most powerful silks in Australia.
A case is one lawyer at a desk against another lawyer