“… I want to address a subject that has proved controversial across jurisdictions, namely mandatory mediation. There are actually two questions. First, the question of whether to mandate mediation within the context of civil proceedings (which include family and administrative proceedings, as being themselves properly called civil proceedings). The second question is whether if mediation is mandated, how that mandation is to be achieved, again within the context of civil proceedings. As a means of answering these mandation questions, I want also to look at the place of mediation in the brave new world that I call the digital justice system we are creating in England and Wales …” (more)
Sir Geoffrey Vos, Master of the Rolls, Speech to CIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators) Roebuck Lecture 2022 – ‘Mandating Mediation: A Digital Solution’, 8 June 2022.