What it takes to be a great modern litigator: seven top tips from lawyers and clients

Lawyers from BT, Vodafone, Barclays, Travers and DLA on the personal and professional qualities that make a top litigator

The stereotypical litigator is quick-thinking, combative and confrontational, but are those characteristics really what clients and in-house counsel look for in a trusted adviser?

Legal Week asked leading litigators and in-house lawyers what attributes they think a great, modern litigator needs, and also what disputes lawyers should avoid doing to stop clients picking up the phone to find somebody new to instruct.

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