McIlroy settlement is par for the course

McIlroy settlement is par for the course
Rory McIlroy struck a $25 million deal with his former agents last week Picture: Marc O'Sullivan

Parties usually prefer to strike a deal than risk a judge’s whims

In certain sports, good etiquette is everything, as highlighted by Mark Twain’s observation that “it’s good sportsmanship not to pick up lost golf balls when they’re still rolling”.

Last Wednesday, good etiquette prevailed in Court number 1 in the Four Courts when parties who had been locked in a high-profile commercial dispute resolved all their differences and wished each other well for the future.

Only the absence of a public handshake and the...

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