Litigation is not just a matter of "going through the motions" it is also a matter of strategy. For example, in Civil Litigation the issue and arguement as to Costs can often turn out to be the main arguement if the matter is not conducted properly by one side and the other side seizes the moment. I had a matter in which there were over 160 defendants. I represented four overseas clients. One major firm had the others. After a "futile frolic" by the major firm in the High Court on a matter of interpretation which I advised my clients to abstain from the main arguement for the other Defendants became the issue of Costs awarded against them in the High Court. We severed our claims and settled .... cheaply and successfully. So it is not always the "Law" the wins out its the strategy.