Jurisdiction - India
India – Mediation Successful In 60% Of Delhi Court Actions.

10 September, 2012


Legal News & Analysis – Asia Pacific – India  Dispute Resolution

A wide reaching study, spanning 2005-2012 has concluded that 60% of disputes heard in the mediation centres affiliated to the four Dehli courts (Tis Hazari, Karkardooma, Rohini and Dwarka) were resolved.  The statistics for Tis Hazari show that of the 26,608 cases lodged within the period, 26,096 were settled.
The concepts of mediation and conciliation were given official recognition in India by the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 and by the amendment of the Civil Procedure Code (CPC) in 1999. Since then, mediation has grown steadily, first as a recognised adjunct to arbitration. Now judges are quick to recognise mediation as a helpful mechanism for reducing case backlogs and delays, as these statistics demonstrate. Mediation is now a central tenet of India’s principal dispute resolution centres.



For further information, please contact:
Mark Johnson, Partner, Herbert Smith
Gavin Lewis, Partner, Herbert Smith
Gareth Thomas, Partner, Herbert Smith


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