Mediation can be utilized in resolving a wide range of disputes including but not limited to the following;
Banking and Insurance related disputes
Commercial /Local dispute resolution
Landlord and Tenant matters
Libel and slander
Administration of Estate
Employment and Trade Disputes
Accident and tort
Family disputes including marital disputes, child custody etc
Small claims etc.
THE LAWYER’S ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY IN MEDIATION
The lawyers represent their clients as MEDIATION ADVOCATES and drive the settlement initiative.
He is obligated to assist clients in evaluating and preparing settlement options. If no settlement is
reached, then the cases can either be referred to Arbitration or taken to court.
Footnotes:* Standing Conference Of Mediation Advocates (SCMA) *The Lagos Multi- Door Courthouse Law (LMDC) 2007*
The LMDC Practice Direction on Mediation Procedure* The Multi Door Courthouse Code of Ethics for Mediators* Guidelines
For Enforcement Procedure *Guidelines for Court referrals to Alternative Dispute Resolution *Principles of Alternative
Dispute Resolution by Stephen J.Ware *Effective Mediation Advocacy by Andrew Goodman.*