Mediation: Talking about a revolution
Mediation has been touted as the future of dispute resolution for a number of years, but statistical and anecdotal evidence suggests that uptake in the UK remains sluggish. The UK courts would do well to learn from the examples of other jurisdictions in pushing mediation to the fore, says Mair Coombes Davies
The launch last April of the Department for Constitutional Affairs’ (DCA’s) latest and most radical court mediation scheme, the opt-out scheme, should have meant the courts were now proactively adopting mediation as a means to resolve disputes. But are they?
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