the Court Annexed Mediation
Office of the Court Annexed Mediation was re-established
at the Federal Supreme Court in 2018.
The mandate provided to the office includes coordinating training
sessions to mediators, organizing roaster list of mediators, preparing legal
documents, coordinating mediation sessions and others. Civil matters such as labor, family,
commercial and succession cases are subjected to mediation before going to the
trial stage at court. There are mediation centers in five divisions of federal
first instance court and 1 in Federal High Court.
What is Court Annexed Mediation?
Mediation is simply a process facilitated
by a neutral third party called the mediator who assists the parties to the dispute to explore various
options and solutions available in order to reach a mutual agreement.
Advantages of Court Annexed Mediation
Time and Cost
relationship between Litigants/ arties