Litigating over Mediation: How should the Courts enforce Mediated Settlement Agreements?
The courts have long supported the enforcement of compromise agreements, including settlements arrived at in the course of mediation. However, the recent trend in many countries, including Singapore, of enacting statutory provisions for the enforcement of mediated agreements suggests that the existing legal framework may be inadequate to support the mediation process. This paper examines the current principles used by the courts in determining the enforcement of mediated settlements, assessing them in light of the underlying values of mediation and contract law. This is followed by a brief analysis of how mediation confidentiality has been impacted by the current legal framework. In examining the preferred way forward, the paper also surveys various ways of buttressing the legal framework, and puts forward a few recommendations.
Mediation, Law enforcement, Contracts, Dispute resolution (Law), Appellate procedure
Asian Studies | Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
Singapore Journal of Legal Studies
National University of Singapore
QUEK ANDERSON, Dorcas.
Litigating over Mediation: How should the Courts enforce Mediated Settlement Agreements?. (2015). Singapore Journal of Legal Studies. , 105-134. Research Collection School Of Law.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sol_research/1752