Judicial Assessment and Mediation Launched in Northern Ireland

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 13 April 2023
Lewis Silkin NI LLP
Issues covered: Judicial Assessment and Mediation

Judicial assessment and mediation are being launched in the Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunals from 31 March 2023, bringing Northern Ireland in line with the rest of the UK and offering employers new avenues for alternative dispute resolution.

Judicial assessment and mediation has been available in employment tribunals in Great Britain for around a decade. For various reasons, they were never implemented in Northern Ireland, so this latest development will be welcomed by practitioners, employers and litigants in the Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunals. This article summarises the key changes and reflects on the experience of both schemes in Great Britain.

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