October 27, 2014

Multi-Door courthouse begins week

The Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse, LMDC, will today, begin its pilot District Settlement Week with at least 200 cases earmarked for settlement from the Igbosere Magistrate Court, Lagos.

The week long exercise is meant to use Alternative Dispute Resolution, ADR, mechanism to resolve disputes on contract, debt, recovery, property, land lord and tenant, defamation, family matters among others.

According to LMDC Director, Mrs. Caroline Etuk, the Settlement Week will give participants opportunity to explore settlement of their disputes not merely by negotiations with one another, but by the intervention of skilled mediators.

She said that parties in the cases slated for hearing have already indicated willingness to be part of the exercise adding that it was part of measures to bring ADR to the grassroots.