Whether legal services, or anything else for that matter, constitute value for money, is something upon which different people will have different opinions. In the legal world if you are the one engaging lawyers then you are the one who is entitled to decide whether you think it's worth it.
In deciding this it makes sense to take into account:
- the value of the dispute. But not just in financial terms. Many things are far more important than money. What those things are and how valuable they are compared to money is a matter that only you can decide.
- How complicated is it? It might be very complicated and thus justify the expense.
- How much work will have to be put into it, by you and your lawyers? You may think the amount of work necessary to deal with it is appropriate for the job. Or you might prefer to have more done. There can sometimes be literally no limit to the amount of effort you can put into the same case if you really want to.
- Is the appropriate person doing it? Obviously the more experienced and expert lawyers are more expensive, but maybe the expense is worth it, and maybe the extra expense will pay off in the long run.
- How long it is all going to take? Do you really want to put up with it for that long?
- What is the overall cost going to be by the time it's finished, so far as can be forseen.
All these are things that you need to bear in mind when making your own individual decision as to whether you think legal services are value for money.