25 May, 2012

Floored over size of costs bill

Filed UnderLegal Costs  

I mentioned the other day the case of Faidi v Elliott Corporation [2012] 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.”

Dominic funny.


One Response to “Floored over size of costs bill”

  1. Cherwell on May 26th, 2012 3:45 pm

    I can see it now; time spent viewing colour swatches – excessive offer 18 minutes, choosing wallpaper pattern – not grade a designer work offer grade c

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