On 2 October 2017 the Mediation Act 2017 was signed into law by the President. After much debate and amendment through the Houses, the Act has finally been enacted. We now await the final hurdle of commencement.

It is timely to take a look at how Mediation operates and what it has to offer in the context of commercial disputes. For a full discussion please see our previous article on the topic, “Mediation Fits the Bill”. 

For text of the Bill as passed by both Houses click here.