Litigation or Mediation?
Commentary by Dimitris Emvalomenos, Lawyer, LL.M., Dep. Managing Partner of Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners (BGP), Accredited Mediator of the Greek Ministry of Justice & the Centre of Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in London.
- Unfortunately, the big and chronic problems of dispute resolution through litigation remain unchanged (with no signs of improvement in the near future).
Almost 50% of the respondents do not trust Greek Justice!
"Lack of trust: 48.5% of the respondents answered that they trust Greek Justice, while 49.9% answered in the negative. More specifically, 13.7% said that they trust Greek Justice, 34.8% that they probably trust it, 28.2% that they probably do not trust it and 21.7% that they do not trust it. The levels of trust were higher in the case of women and older people. ”
“Delays and interventions: Possible interventions of financial and other interests in Justice are seen as the most significant problem, at a rate of 39.5%, followed by delays in the administration of justice (34.4%), political interventions (16.6%) and the financial cost of involving in legal proceedings (7.2%).”
- On the contrary, it is particularly hopeful that almost 62% of the respondents are in favor of Mediation.
"In favor of out-of-court mediation: The institution of out-of-court mediation is seen positively by 61.9% of the respondents and negatively by 15.6%."
Τhe survey [in Greek], here with one click.
[Source: news247.gr, "Survey 20/20: Almost 50% of citizens do not trust the Greek Justice", 18.12.2020]
- A brief discussion of the modern concept and the trend for Mediation, here with one click.
[First published in the “LAWYER, The Business Magazine”, issue 002, July - August 2020]:
* is the alternative to (not the replacement of) litigation for dispute resolution
* does not affect the rights of the parties
* can also be done online, covid-19 free.
Mediation = Dispute Meditation & Medication
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