I am a lawyer. I have spent many years in law libraries and my chambers has many shelves of law reports. As a mediator I look at those shelves differently. What I now see is thousands of cases where parties had a contested trial, and/or an appeal and perhaps even special leave to further appeal in the High Court. Most of those parties were represented by lawyers who undoubtedly advised on the merits of their cases. The problem is that 50% of those parties won.