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Mediation: A New Integral Step in UK Small Civil Claims

The UK Government has announced major justice reforms that aim to incorporate mediation as a key step in the court process for small civil claims. This new approach represents a vital shift in how disputes are traditionally managed and resolved.

Integrating mediation into the litigation journey, particularly for claims valued up to £10,000, is expected to impact a significant number of civil disputes. By facilitating dialogue between disputing parties, mediation aims to achieve resolution in a cost-effective, less adversarial manner compared to traditional court proceedings.

The goal is clear: to minimize the stress, time, and financial implications often associated with court cases. We will publish more on this in the coming week. In the meantime, if you have a mediation enquiry please visit for more guidance and assistance from Hunt ADR Chief Executive, Gregory Hunt.

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