Sometimes in litigation there is no winner. This case, widely reported by the press for its warning tale, reinforces just how vital it is for lawyers to guide their clients towards pragmatic solutions and consider a costs/benefit analysis throughout.  The outcome of this case starkly shows how - regardless of the court's ultimate decision -  neither party can be considered successful. 

Litigation is always a last resort, its inherently unpredictable and there is a wide discretion when it comes to costs....


"Sue and be damned...". Yes, maybe!