Justice Emile Short addressing the business owners
Justice Emile Short addressing the business owners
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Justice Francis Emile Short, a former Commissioner of Human Rights and Administrative Justice, has proclaimed the benefits of mediation, calling for its increased usage by the Ghanaian business community.

Mediation, a mechanism of Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR), he stressed, “is a very effective and efficient system for resolving disputes.”

The renowned legal expert, who is a senior member of the Gamey & Co ADR Centre, the leading ADR firm in Ghana, urged business owners to resort to mediation instead of litigation.

Justice Emile Short (right) and Mr Austin Gamey, Chairman of GCADR Centre in a chat at the siging ceremony
Justice Emile Short (right) and Mr Austin Gamey, Chairman of GCADR Centre in a chat at the siging ceremony

He made the call at a ceremony to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) and the Gamey & Co ADR Centre in Accra Wednesday.

The agreement offers the platform for businesses to have their commercial dispute resolved through ADR mechanism rather than court litigation.

Justice Short noted that because of the desire for the benefits from ADR, the Ghana Judicial Service continues to promote its court-connected ADR services to facilitate the speedy resolution of cases.

“Mediation is preferable because it seeks to achieve a win-win solution for parties in a dispute,” he said, adding that it also helps to sustain relationships, which is critical for business growth.

He, therefore, called on businesses to consider referring their cases to the ADR Centre for effective and amicable resolution.

By Edmund Mingle/ adrdaily.com