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  EWCA Civ 78.
'Any obstacles to a successful mediation should normally be capable of being resolved' - PGF II SA v OMFS Company & Anr  EWHC 83 (TCC)498
'The fundamental question' - Swain Mason & Ors v Mills & Reeve  EWCA Civ
'A sanction that operates 'pour encourager les autres'' - PGF II SA v OMFS Company & Anr  EWCA Civ 1288
Indemnity costs for refusal to mediate - Phillip Garritt-Critchley & Ors v Andrew Ronnan and Solar Power PV Limited  EWHC 1774 (Ch)
Compulsory mediation - Halsey v Milton Keynes  EWCA Civ 575 and Wright v Wright  EWCA Civ 234
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