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Beware of costs consequences in losing your rag in neighbour disputes – mediate instead?

Mr Justice Warby said in a case just before Christmas called Barkhuysen v Hamilton said:

‘But if a litigant chooses to litigate mendaciously and, despite the court’s every effort, in a disproportionate way, and if she thereby causes considerable additional costs, the litigant is in a poor position to cavil when confronted with the costs consequences.’

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