30-year-old case finally resolved through mediation- Lagos Chief Judge


A 30-year-old case between two brothers has finally bee not resolved through mediation in Lagos. The disclosure was made by Chief Judge of the State, Justice Opeyemi Oke, a dinner  to mark the 2018 Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC). The event held at Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island.

The Lagos Settlement Week (LSW) is an annual event set aside by the Chief Judge when disputants have opportunity to have their cases resolved through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) at no cost.

The chief judge, during her speech at the neutrals (mediators) dinner, applauded the effects of LSW programme on the court dockets of Lagos State Judiciary.

“I applaud LMDC for the lives and families you save through the cases settled.

“I was informed of the December LSW programme, a 30-year-old court case was settled. This is the excellence we seek,” Oke said.

The chief judge also said although statistics vary, between 60 per cent and 80 per cent of cases referred to ADR were successfully resolved.

In an opening remark, the Acting Chairman of LMDC, Justice J. E. Oyefeso, commended the successes recorded by the initiative and stated that Lagos judiciary was working hard to reposition LMDC to achieve greater results in 2019.


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