Our office has been buzzing this week with the news about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight which hasn’t been sighted in 10 days. Speculations, theories and conspiracies are running rife throughout our corridors. The issue has got us all talking and it got me thinking.

For the families of the missing passengers, the worst part would have to be the uncertainty.

A recent Family Law judgment referred to a comment by Donald Rumsfeld “As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don’t know”.

It’s the unknown unknowns that frighten us the most. This is especially the case in your family law matter. You may know the outcome you want, you know your lawyer and trust that they will advise you on the foreseeable unknowns , but the cost, well, that can be an unknown unknown.

At Farrar Gesini Dunn, we aim to make sense of the unknowns. We see time differently. You choose how you get charged which in our experience transforms costs from being an ‘known unknown’ to a ‘known known; ’ certainty.

By Jessica Wynd, Solicitor at Farrar Gesini Dunn.

Jessica Wynd