The cost of litigation is a deterrent to any but the rich, the courageous and the
foolhardy. Court cases, where one side wins and the other loses, is the nuclear
option. It seems to me that this ownership of both the problem and the solution
is one of the great attractions of Mediation - another of course is that dirty
linen does not have to be washed in public, as it must in most cases that go to court.
- The Hon. Mr. Justice Michael Peart