The parties attempted to resolve their dispute and participated in mediation. As they could not reach an agreement during the mediation, the lawyers continued negotiations the next day. Mr. Leahy`s lawyer eventually formalized one of the offers in the form of a calderbank offer. In a telephone conversation with Mr. Leahy`s lawyer, Mr. and Mrs. Hill`s lawyer said that his «clients agree in principle with Mr. Leahy`s offer… ». Mr. Leahy`s lawyer later confirmed this in an email, stating that his own.» The clients accepted the principle of [Mr.
Leahy`s] offer. « . Mr. and Mrs. Hill ultimately decided not to pursue Mr. Leahy`s calderbank offer and made a counter-offer. Maybe you left the door at the beginning of your real estate search and the first question a real estate agent asks you is, «Do you have an agreement in principle?» . . .