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Published on 17 July 2015

Litigation is, by its very nature, an adversarial process. But as the court has made clear in the case of Simon Gotch & Susan Linda Gotch v Enelco Limited , litigants should also co-operate, to ensure the swift and cost-effective resolution of their disputes.

So said Mr Justice Edwards-Stuart, in a judgment handed down on 3 July 2015, in which he gave guidance on the appropriate conduct in the Technology and Construction Court, particularly with regard to ensuring that litigation is carried out in a proportionate manner, so as to keep costs to a minimum.