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In a recent case concerning a contract, the judge stated as follows:

the Order of Mr Justice Adam Johnson dated 2 September 2021 it was ordered that at all stages the parties must consider settling this litigation by any means of Alternative Dispute Resolution (including mediation). I was told that no mediation has yet taken place. Any party not engaging in ADR in some form may expect to be heavily punished in costs irrespective of the outcome of the claim and counterclaim. I would urge that following the determination of this application both parties will re-evaluate the strength and weakness of their respective cases.“

Thandi v Saggu [2023] EWHC 1379 (Ch) (08 June 2023) . The case concerned residential renovation works.