Insolvency and tax
There was a difficult tax issue arising out of insolvency. The law was unclear. The cost of going to court and the risks of an uncertain outcome lead to all parties needing to manage risk and find a negotiated solution.
Parties with differing views on the law were enabled to rehearse and explore these in a structured one-day mediation, in order to re-assess risk. This lead to a satisfactory outcome with payment of an acceptable sum.