Thursday, May 04, 2006

Another Cautionary Tale

What little law I do know is almost all to do with the criminal courts. My knowledge of civil law is sketchy and when in doubt I will ask one of the lawyers among my friends and family. I never give legal advice, except for one thing:-

Do Not Sue. Ever.

This story from today's Telegraph is about a stubborn battle over a right of way that has cost the parties - wait for it - an estimated six-figure sum each in legal fees.

These disputes have a way of escalating into matters of principle, and none but the multi-millionaires among us can afford principles like that.

The law rarely delivers a result that pleases everyone (if you don't count the lawyers who have the meter running).

Don't go there. Misery and penury may be the result.

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