Arbitration & Mediation

Arbitration and mediation are procedures whereby the parties agree to private dispute resolution as opposed to going to court. Arbitration is very similar to court proceedings and arbitrators hear the dispute in a manner that can be compared to a trial. It is mainly regulated by the Arbitration Act, 1965.

Mediation is a more informal procedure whereby the dispute is settled with the assistance of a neutral third party and only resolved when all parties agree. The Court-Annexed Mediation Rules makes provision for the referral of disputes for mediation at any stage during civil proceedings, provided that judgment has not been delivered by the Presiding Officer.