No such thing as watertight: refusal to mediate leaves Defendant sunk

In Garritt-Critchley & Ors v Ronnan & Anor (2014) the High Court criticised a Defendant’s refusal to enter into mediation, on the basis that it believed it had a watertight case and awarded the Claimant costs on an indemnity basis. Alexia Drew reviews the judgment and finds out why.

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Simon Mason

Partner - Executive Partner (Bristol)

Throughout my career, I have specialised in professional indemnity work acting for insurers and their insured professionals.