In a 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 competent 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 a department in the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse attached to the High Court Registry to conduct intake screening of all civil cases suitable 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...
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EPE LAGOS SETTLEMENT WEEK
PMO VISIT TO THE LMDC
The Parastatal Monitoring Office (PMO) paid a Courtesy/working Tour visit to the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC) on Friday 17th December 2021 to have an overview of the activities and challenges being experienced by the LMDC
L-R (first row) Mr Adewopo (Asst. Director/Head of Procurement, LMDC) Mrs Justina Chukwuma (Asst. Director/Head of Corporate Services, LMDC) Mrs Adeyinka Aroyewun(Director, LMDC) Mr. Afolabi Ayantayo (Special Adviser to Mr Governor, PMO) Pharm (Mrs) Toyin Oke-Osanyintolu (Permanent Secretary, PMO) Mrs. Achere Cole (Deputy Director/Head of Operations, LMDC)
L-R (Second row) Mr. Tunde Balogun (Internal Auditor, LMDC) Mrs Busola Ojo (Registrar, LMDC) Mrs Kafayat Badejo (Assist. Director/Head of Finance & Accounts, LMDC)