MEDIATION AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO LENGTHY AND COSTLY COURT TRIALS
By Dr. Lawrence A. JosephRead more...
In general, the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) is clogged up with many hundreds of civil cases which seem to take an eternity to reach closure. Grenada’s High Court, being part of this regional court system is no exception. In some instances civil matters take over five years to reach finality and the costs which are awarded against the losing party could be quite high. The reasons for the long delays in having a final trial in civil cases include the fact that compared with say, twenty years ago, people have become more litigious and that there are an insufficient number of judges being allocated to courts.