It is often the case that some of the most bruising litigation for individuals are over small pieces of land of relatively little value. Resolving boundary disputes between neighbours is seldom satisfactory, as the Courts themselves recognise. A leading Judge in one neighbour dispute said that:
‘An attempt at mediation should be made at the beginning of the dispute, and certainly well before things turn nasty and become expensive…………Litigation hardens attitudes. Costs become an additional aggravating issue’.
We can think of no better endorsement for mediation in these types of cases.