The 23-year-old court battle over the collapse of Alan Bond?s Bell Group has so far cost $263 million in legal fees and charges, the latest figures reveal. The State could be exposed to another 15 years of legal battles.

In our view here at Springdale Legal, an unnecessarily adversarial approach that drags out legal proceedings doesn?t help anyone, lawyers included, as dissatisfied clients are unlikely to recommend, and difficult to manage.

The interests of justice and fairness, and an appreciation of the subtleties of the law, are generally the important precepts, and clients who have a dispute who understand this, or want clarity or preparation of matters with this in mind, generally achieve the best results.