Daniels v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis - Court of Appeal case shows how mediation can be better if litigation costs would be disproportionate - 20/10/2005
A police woman fell off a police horse. She lost a compensation claim in the civil courts. Following normal practice in the courts (not tribunals) costs were awarded against her. Police costs came to £50K although her claim had only been for £7K. She appealled against the costs award but lost - and had to pay another £4K+ for police costs on the appeal.