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We are well acquainted with movies and novels where smaller law firms take on th eir bigger contemporaries

and despite enduring immense hardships, are finally su ccessful in litigating against them. While the factual friction between a small and a large law firm looks fascinating on screen or paper, a similar situation i n real life can be very difficult for small time law firms as larger firms have better access to legal research and documents, making small law firms look timid in their approach. Clients of smaller law firms have a limited budget allocated to their legal handlings against the unlimited coffers of big law firm clients who are ready and willing to spend any amount towards their legal work. The chal lenges for small law firms are plenty because bigger clients can afford to emplo y literally hundreds of legal professionals and spend ten times more the amount afforded by small legal firms. It must be known that big law firms are not invin cible and litigation against them is neither a dream nor a myth. Small law firms must use their arsenal intelligently to ensure that a victory can be scored ove r their bigger contemporaries. Speaking of intelligence, small law firms must identify their opponentsâ weaknesses if they wish to survive and emerge victorious in this conflict. Bigger law firms often flaunt their financial strength and it might seem to some that having an unlimited allocation of money makes them invincible. But if the economics of lit igation is understood properly, too much money can be a bane for big law firms a nd a rejoicing boon for their smaller contemporaries in such a case. The bigger the law firm, the bigger are its tasks and obviously the bigger are the expenses in managing those tasks. Smaller firms can prepare requests in a much shorter t ime when compared to the time consuming and more expensive process of bigger fir ms. Documents play a critical role in legal handlings and small law firms dealin g with small clients have to handle fewer documents as compared to the seemingly unending and financially exhausting document work of big law firms and their bi g clients. In this feud between small and big law firms, the former must be aware of its st rengths and how to use them cleverly. Small law firms tend to learn more about t he detailed intricacies of their clients, their businesses and in the process ga ther sufficient information which helps them prepare the case better. Small law firms are able to assess the amount of risk being undertaken by them and prepare the case accordingly. Sadly, big law firms are devoid of such an advantage beca use work is divided amongst the hundred legal hands employed by a big law firm a nd often the client and necessary details about him are not a part of a big law information. firmâ s â usefulâ Confidence plays a big role in the shaping up of small law firms in this conflic t and it is necessary that they prove their usefulness and skillfulness when lit igating against their big brothers. It is always fun and advantageous to scare y our adversary a bit and small law firms can manage to do that by producing work equivalent to or greater than big law firms. Unnerving as it may sound for big l aw firms, such a strategy is bound to work in favor of small law firms and their clients. Small law firms must be willing to take disputes to court in order to show that their size or their limited financial allocation barely affects their willingness to compete and fight against their bigger and stronger opponents. Th e presence of skill is necessary and more than that using the skill cleverly dur ing a legal feud. Since time immemorial, size has never mattered in a conflict a nd often the smaller one has emerged victorious. Todayâ s legal scenario isnâ t an excepti on either and the felling of big budget giant law firms by smaller ones is neith er a myth nor a dream.