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MORE PEOPLE ARE OPTING to have their civil suits settled through arbitration and mediation, rather than go through the long drawn-out court process.

According to a number of prominent lawyers, many have been seeking such recourse to avoid the lengthy delays rampant in the administration of justice.

Queen’s Counsel Hal Gollop told the DAILY NATION: “It is not unknown that several matters in the civil courts have gone on for in excess of ten years. That cannot be a happy situation for someone seeking justice . . . . Justice delayed is justice denied.”

Alternative Dispute Resolution is an option that has often been mooted by Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson. Last July, Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite revealed that a pilot project had resulted in 75 per cent of matters being settled outside of court. (TKS)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.