In the case of PGF II SA –v- OMFS Co 1 Limited, the Judge decided that the failure by the Defendant to agree mediation was so serious that he made the Defendant pay its own costs for a very significant period of the case amounting to £250,000 in costs on each side.

FitzHugh Gates Solicitors Comment

An effort of ADR (alternative Dispute Resolution) through mediation services provided by ACAS for example is an essential prerequisite before proceeding with further employment dispute resolution and must be taken seriously by all sides.

Julian Cioffi - Managing Partner

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