Any client has to determine how to move forward with the case.
Unless it is a contingency basis, the potential cost has a bearing on that decision.
Sometimes there are new facts, unknown facts or issues that can skew an estimate. But sometimes the lawyer is just trying to make money by shuffling papers.
Are there any ways that clients can create some checks and balances to prevent excessive back and forth.
Is it a good practice to hire one lawyer to check on what another lawyer is proceeding? Or is that too much of a cost? Are there other ways?