“Agree, for the law is costly” (wise old proverb)
The cost, delay and risk of contested litigation sometimes makes it sensible to rather try to resolve a dispute with mediation. Ask your lawyer for advice on whether your dispute is a suitable one, and if so be aware that in addition to the option of existing “private” mediation, you can refer a dispute to “court-annexed” mediation at selected magistrate’s courts around the country, either before or during a trial.
The list of courts offering mediation options expands greatly on 1 July 2019 – see the full list here.
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