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A view from the Chair of the Employment Lawyers Association

Employment Law News A view from the Chair of the Employment Lawyers Association Posted by Emma Sell on 25 October, 2016 I write this column in the aftermath of the political conference season. If a year ago, I had asked you to guess the political party of the person...

Party refusing to mediate ordered to pay indemnity costs

The defendants in a case refused to mediate a dispute until judgment was due to be given after a 4 day trial. The defendant was ordered to pay the claimant’s costs on an indemnity basis (i.e. a more extensive basis than the standard basis) because the defendants had unreasonably failed to mediate.