P4 Ltd v Unite Integrated Solutions plc

Citation: BLR 1 (costs)

Nature of case:
This is the decision on costs of the main case, also reported in this section.  Although the defendant, Unite, had been successful and so would normally have been entitled to its costs from the beginning of the action, it was denied a proportion of its costs because of its failure to provide relevant information at an early stage of proceedings and prior to formal disclosure.  On the former point, the CILL Editors note that, notwithstanding the Halsey decision, few cases will be regarded as unsuitable for mediation.  They note further that in Hong Kong the Construction and Arbitration List in the High Court is currently operating a pilot voluntary mediation scheme.

Also reported in:
CILL 2422


Lucy Garrett QC

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