Commercial and Chancery Bar: Second time lucky
Despite the failure of the original Court of Appeal mediation scheme, a new version is about to be launched. Michel Kallipetis looks at whether the environment is now sufficiently conducive for the scheme to succeed
On Monday 10 March, 2003, the Court of Appeal announced that it had appointed Cedr Solve, one of the leading commercial mediation providers, to administer a relaunched Court of Appeal scheme (Cams). Professor Hazel Genn’s report on the Court Mediation Scheme at the Central London County Court included a review of the previous Court of Appeal Scheme. She reported that the take-up had been disappointingly low and the success rate was less than 40% of those who, in fact, did accept the invitation to submit their appeal to mediation.
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