The Courts are actively encouraging parties to mediate, often handing out severe penalties in costs to those who do not.

‘A sad case about the lost opportunity to mediate’ - Rolf v De Geurin [2011] EWCA Civ 78.

'Any obstacles to a successful mediation should normally be capable of being resolved' - PGF II SA v OMFS Company & Anr [2012] EWHC 83 (TCC)498

'The fundamental question' - Swain Mason & Ors v Mills & Reeve [2012] EWCA Civ

'A sanction that operates 'pour encourager les autres'' - PGF II SA v OMFS Company & Anr  [2013] EWCA Civ 1288

Indemnity costs for refusal to mediate - Phillip Garritt-Critchley & Ors v Andrew Ronnan and Solar Power PV Limited [2014] EWHC 1774 (Ch)

Compulsory mediation - Halsey v Milton Keynes [2004] EWCA Civ 575 and Wright v Wright [2013] EWCA Civ 234

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