Mediation centre now available
October 18, 2015 1:00 am
Anyone with disputes now has an effective and swift solution through the new Mediation Centre for Fiji.
Chief Justice Anthony Gates says Fiji has formally reached a new threshold for people to approach disputes between parties.
“Fiji Mediation Centre will be a place where people can either be referred by the courts or they can come along themselves and bring their disputes and from a list of accredited mediators on of them can be selected to assist in the process of mediation.”
Disputes by parties whether a family matter, a business issue, and personal disputes between individuals can now be solved easier and faster.
However Justice Gates also points out the Mediation Centre is not the same as a formal court process.
Singapore Mediation Centre Director, George Lim says the role of a mediator is to find a solution acceptable to both parties and in the end, they craft their own outcome for that dispute.
The Mediation Centre will be most helpful for families who have a fallout over disputes.
The Centre, based at government building in Suva is now available for all Fijians.