New Pilot Scheme for Mediation in the Court of Appeal
The Judicial Office issued a press release on 30 March 2012 concerning a new pilot scheme for mediation in the Court of Appeal. The scheme will form part of CAMS (Court of Appeal Mediation Scheme) and runs for a year from 2 April 2012.
The pilot scheme will apply to all personal injury cases and contract claims up to the value of £100,000 where permission to appeal has been sought and obtained following a decision in the initial Court trial. The procedure is simple: the parties, in qualifying cases, will be told that the papers have been recommended for mediation. If the parties then agree to mediate, they select a mediator from the panel of approved CAMS mediators.
For more information, please see the Judicial Office Press release (www.judiciary.gov.uk/media/media-releases/2012/news-release-mediation-pilot-court-of-appeal).
We have previously written about mediation but this scheme is specifically for cases in the Court of Appeal, where the parties will have already been through the litigation process.
If you require more information about mediation please contact one of our Commercial Dispute team.