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ADR

The ADR unit is made up of two areas, the Professional Group and ADR Techniques Employed by the LMDC. The following processes are carried out under the unit Arbitration, Mediation,Early Neutral Evaluation,Hybrid ADR Processes...More

ADR TRACK

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...More

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...More

BANKING TRACK

This was initiated with the view of instituting a well-structured dispute resolution intervention in the banking sector; creating awareness within commerce and industry; and facilitating referrals of commercial disputes to the LMDC for resolution through Alternative Dispute Resolution...More


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

1WHAT KIND OF CASES DOES THE LMDC HANDLE?

Whether it be Commercial, Employment, Banking, Maritime, Energy, Information and Communication Technology, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Oil & Gas, Aviation, Entertainment and Sports, a Family or Business dispute. The LMDC provides clients and their attorneys with effective alternatives for resolving disputes.

2WHAT IS THE LMDCS EFFECT ON CASES DISPOSITION?

At the LMDC, cases are disposed of quickly and efficiently in a conducive environment, while business and other relationships are preserved.

3IF I REACH A SETTLEMENT IN ANOTHER ADR ORGANIZATION CAN I ENFORCE IT AT THE LMDC?

Yes, indeed, another interesting extension of the enforcement provisions of the LMDC Law is section 4(1)(b) of the LMDC Law which allows Terms of Settlement and Memoranda of Understanding reached by other ADR organizations to be filled at the LMDC and endorsed by the ADR Judge to become a judgment of the High Court of Lagos State.

4WILL SUGGESTING ADR TO THE OTHER PARTY NOT SEEM A SIGN OF WEAKNESS OR A PERCEPTION THAT I HAVE A BAD CASE?

Not in the least. Suggesting ADR is neither a sign of weakness nor an indication of a bad case. On the contrary, it is an indication of exposure and an understanding of the 21st century approach to Business Dispute Resolution Practice.

5IF WE DO NOT REACH A SETTLEMENT AT MEDIATION, WHAT DO I DO?

As the “doors” at the LMDC operate as a continuum, failure of the parties to reach a settlement at mediation may lead them into the Early Neutral Evaluation or Arbitration doors, as appropriate.

6IS IT TRUE THAT THE COST OF ADR PROCESSES IS MORE THAN LITIGATION?

It is not true. Not only is the cost ultimately cheaper financially, the process saves cost in relation to time and relationships.