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Mediation Figures and Statistics

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Mediation Statistics for Civil Justice Reform related cases
Mediation Statistics for cases in Matrimonial / Family proceedings
Mediation Statistics for Building Management cases

 

Mediation Statistics for Civil Justice Reform related cases

Various Practice Directions set out a mechanism to facilitate parties to enter into dialogue on mediation. Empirical data is also collected from cases in court where mediation has taken place. The number of mediation related documents and that of cases directed by the court to report progress of mediation, together with summary of the mediation reports of those cases, where Civil Justice Reform is applicable (“CJR related cases”), are tabulated below. It should be noted that: a) only those mediation reports filed with filing date falls within the reporting period would be included; and b) some cases have undergone mediation without proceeding further with the proceedings.

 

 

 

Number of Mediation related documents filed in the Court of First Instance*

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Mediation Certificate 2,759 2,977 2,878 3,271 3,668 3,623 3,716 3,590 2,138
Mediation Notice 1,030 1,146 1,164 1,223 1,381 1,380 1,399 1,248 958
Mediation Response 949 1,062 1,031 1,078 1,258 1,181 1,249 1,140 876
Mediation Minutes 444 508 541 602 652 666 663 634 478
 
* It only includes cases commenced by the 6 CJR related case types in the Court of First Instance, i.e. Civil Action (HCA), Admiralty Action (HCAJ), Commercial Action (HCCL), Construction and Arbitration Proceedings (HCCT), Miscellaneous Proceedings (HCMP) and Personal Injuries Action (HCPI).

 

Number of Mediation related documents filed in the District Court#

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Mediation Certificate 8,810 9,126 9,014 9,628 9,731 9,439 9,801 10,281 10,635
Mediation Notice 1,459 1,663 1,714 1,742 1,640 1,568 1,542 1,461 1,567
Mediation Response 1,008 1,127 1,196 1,214 1,060 900 932 905 941
Mediation Minutes 223 308 372 440 487 429 372 381 325
 
# It only includes cases commenced by the 6 CJR related case types in the District Court, i.e. Civil Action (DCCJ), Employee’s Compensation Case (DCEC), Equal Opportunities Action (DCEO), Miscellaneous Proceedings (DCMP), Personal Injuries Action (DCPI) and Tax Claim (DCTC).

Number of cases directed by the Court to report the Progress of Mediation in the Court of First Instance

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CJR related cases
(excluding HCPI cases)
338 244 195 151 175 162 179 156 119
CJR related cases
(HCPI cases only)
802 795 677 796 625 914 1,004 1,043 561
Total 1,140 1,039 872 947 800 1,076 1,183 1,199 680

 

Number of cases directed by the Court to report the Progress of Mediation in the District Court

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CJR related cases
(excluding DCPI cases)
419 381 409 368 500 307 259 255 277
CJR related cases
(DCPI cases only)
1,751 1,614 1,504 1,418 1,370 1,343 1,226 873 71
Total 2,170 1,995 1,913 1,786 1,870 1,650 1,485 1,128 348

 

Summary of Mediation Reports filed in the Court of First Instance in 2011

Summary of Mediation Reports filed in the District Court in 2011

Summary of Mediation Reports filed in the Court of First Instance in 2012

Summary of Mediation Reports filed in the District Court in 2012

Summary of Mediation Reports filed in the Court of First Instance in 2013

Summary of Mediation Reports filed in the District Court in 2013

Summary of Mediation Reports filed in the Court of First Instance in 2014

Summary of Mediation Reports filed in the District Court in 2014

Summary of Mediation Reports filed in the Court of First Instance in 2015

Summary of Mediation Reports filed in the District Court in 2015

Summary of Mediation Reports filed in the Court of First Instance in 2016

Summary of Mediation Reports filed in the District Court in 2016

Summary of Mediation Reports filed in the Court of First Instance in 2017

Summary of Mediation Reports filed in the District Court in 2017

Summary of Mediation Reports filed in the Court of First Instance in 2018

Summary of Mediation Reports filed in the District Court in 2018

Summary of Mediation Reports filed in the Court of First Instance in 2019

Summary of Mediation Reports filed in the District Court in 2019

 

Please note: Mediation services are provided by mediators in the private sector. Parties would usually directly approach the accredited mediators or professional bodies outside the Judiciary to seek mediation.

 

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Mediation Statistics for cases in Matrimonial / Family proceedings

Family Mediation Co-ordinator’s Office

In 2000, a pilot scheme on family mediation was launched by the Judiciary. The Family Mediation Co-ordinator’s Office (“FMCO”) was set up within the Family Court building to assist in implementing the pilot scheme. The pilot scheme ended in July 2003. However, because of its proven record of helping separating/divorcing couples to resolve their problems without the need for expensive litigation, a decision has been made to maintain the FMCO. The Office would hold information sessions on family mediation, provide pre-mediation consultation, generally assist couples seeking mediation to help resolve their problems in a non-adversarial way. The Office also acted generally as a liaison office, answered public enquiries and facilitated those willing to mediate to select mediator. Mediations were conducted by independent mediators or NGOs outside of the Judiciary.

Integrated Mediation Office

Since 2 May 2018, the Integrated Mediation Office (“IMO”) has succeeded FMCO to facilitate the parties in seeking family mediation information. Arrangements would be made for any parties who are interested in seeking mediation or have approached the office to attend an information session on mediation. IMO would provide the parties seeking mediation a list of mediators who have indicated their willingness to participate in mediation, from which the parties may choose their mediator. Mediation referrals would be made for the parties through IMO. Some parties may approach private mediators or mediators from NGOs for mediation service on their own motions. Judiciary does not keep such statistics.

Cases referred to independent Mediators through Family Mediation Co-ordinator’s Office from 01/08/2003 to 31/12/2012

Cases referred to independent Mediators through Family Mediation Co-ordinator’s Office from 01/01/2013 to 31/12/2013

Cases referred to independent Mediators through Family Mediation Co-ordinator’s Office from 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2014

Cases referred to independent Mediators through Family Mediation Co-ordinator’s Office from 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2015

Cases referred to independent Mediators through Family Mediation Co-ordinator’s Office from 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2016

Cases referred to independent Mediators through Family Mediation Co-ordinator’s Office from 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2017

Cases referred to independent Mediators through Family Mediation Co-ordinator’s Office and Integrated Mediation Office from 01/01/2018 to 31/12/2018

Cases referred to independent Mediators through Integrated Mediation Office from 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019

 

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Mediation Statistics for Building Management Cases

Building Management Mediation Co-ordinator’s Office

Mediation has been introduced in the Lands Tribunal to cover building management cases filed since 1 January 2008. The Building Management Mediation Co-ordinator’s Office (“BMMCO”) was set up in the Lands Tribunal by the Judiciary to help litigants in building management cases to consider using mediation to resolve their disputes. The role of the BMMCO is to act as a focal point for mediation enquiries relating to building management cases filed with the courts. The BMMCO conducts information sessions on mediation and provides pre-mediation consultation and facilitates those willing to mediate to select mediator. Mediation is however conducted by independent mediators outside of the Judiciary.

BMMCO aims to facilitate the parties in seeking mediation. Arrangements would be made for any parties who are interested in seeking mediation or have approached the office to attend an information session on mediation. BMMCO would provide the parties seeking mediation a list of mediators who have indicated their willingness to participate in mediation, from which the parties may choose their mediator. Mediation referrals would be made for the parties through BMMCO. Some parties may approach private mediators or mediators in the community for mediation service on their own motions. Judiciary does not keep such statistics.

Cases referred to independent Mediators through Building Management Mediation Co-ordinator’s Office from 01/01/2008 to 31/12/2012

Cases referred to independent Mediators through Building Management Mediation Co-ordinator’s Office from 01/01/2013 to 31/12/2013

Cases referred to independent Mediators through Building Management Mediation Co-ordinator’s Office from 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2014

Cases referred to independent Mediators through Building Management Mediation Co-ordinator’s Office from 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2015

Cases referred to independent Mediators through Building Management Mediation Co-ordinator’s Office from 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2016

Cases referred to independent Mediators through Building Management Mediation Co-ordinator’s Office from 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2017

Cases referred to independent Mediators through Building Management Mediation Co-ordinator’s Office from 01/01/2018 to 31/12/2018

Cases referred to independent Mediators through Building Management Mediation Co-ordinator’s Office from 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019

 

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