Impact of the Mediation Act 2017 on litigation

21st February 2018

The Mediation Act 2017 (the “Act”) came into force on 1 January 2018 and for “practising solicitors”, carries a legal obligation to provide advice on the use of mediation to their clients before issuing civil litigation proceedings.

Mediation is a voluntary, collaborative form of alternative dispute resolution and when successful, is more cost and time efficient compared to traditional Court based civil litigation.

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Impact of Mediation Act 2017 on civil litigation