The Mediation Act 2017

With the recent introduction of The Mediation Act 2017, alternative dispute resolution is set to become much more common in civil and commercial law cases. Mediation can either be agreed as a course of action between the parties involved or it can be Court ordered. This one hour lecture will cover the most pertinent points of the new legislation, for practitioners. 

Topics covered include:

  • Obligations on Solicitors in terms of advising clients on mediation
  • Advising clients in relation to the benefits of mediation.
  • The voluntary nature of mediation
  • The confidential nature of mediation
  • The role of the mediator
  • The mediation conference
  • The mediation agreement and the enforceability of such an agreement
  • Costs and the Courts discretion where there is unreasonable behaviour

Teaching method:  

e-LecturePowerPoint;

Duration & pricing:

  • Net-Duration: 1 hour

To review current/scheduled booking options, please refer to: 2021 Legal CPD programme

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