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I mentioned the other day the case of Faidi v Elliott Corporation  EWCA Civ 287 and the failure of the parties to consider mediation in a dispute over a wooden floor.
Dominic Regan, writing in the New Law Journal, had this to say:
“The Court of Appeal was not impressed and declared that there must be give and take. It was suggested that a mediation would have been a better investment than the £140,134 chucked at the litigation. A mediator could, for example, have suggested that some rugs might have been strategically placed around the flat, something a judge could not order. Thank the Lord for that. The idea that Lord Justice Ward might start doling out interior design tips à la Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is too much for me.”