In the bid to promote easier Access to Justice in line with global trends in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), the idea of a Multi-Door Courthouse (as an institutional repository of ADR mechanisms) was first mooted in 1998. Spurred by the Multi-Door Courthouse concept as propounded by Harvard Professor, Frank Sanders at the 1976 Dean Roscoe Pound Conference, Kehinde Aina, the Executive Director of the Negotiation and Conflict Management Group (NCMG) spearheaded the quest to introduce the concept into Africa.
This Unit is the main hub for the administration of all cases referred to the LMDC from the High Court or Magistrate Court of Lagos State, Courts of other jurisdictions outside Lagos State, Federal Courts, Private Persons, Corporations, Public Institutions and Dispute Resolution Organizations.The Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC) offers Alternative..
The ADR Track Unit is the department of the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse attached to the High Court Registry to conduct intake screening of all civil cases for suitability for ADR and in addition, closely supervise and monitor all cases found suitable for ADR. This innovative achievement was made possible in 2012 when ADR...:
Lagos Settlement Week
The Lagos Settlement Week (LSW) is the first of its kind in the judicial history of Nigeria. The Lagos Settlement Week is ‘a week’ set aside by the Chief Judge of Lagos State in the year when disputants have an opportunity to have their cases mediated at no cost to the parties. The Lagos Settlement Week (LSW) was first organized in 2009...
The LMDC maintains the services of a body of professionals and internationally accredited Mediators