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The Malta Mediation Centre

Establishment of the Centre​​

In Malta, mediation is regulated by the Mediation Act (Chapter 474 of the Laws of Malta) which ​came into force. on the 21st December, 2004. The Malta Mediation Centre was set up on the 7th July, 2005 when the first Board of Governors of the Centre was appointed.

The Centre, which is a body corporate with distinct legal personality, was set up for the purpose of providing a forum where two or more parties in dispute or in litigation may voluntarily refer or be referred by the Court or other adjudicatory authority, in order to resolve their dispute by mediation, namely, the process in which a mediator, duly accredited by the Centre, acts as an impartial third party with a view to facilitating negotiations between litigants in order to assist them resolve their dispute by reaching a voluntary and timely agreement.

Board of Governors

The policy and general administration of the affairs and business of the Centre is entrusted to a Board of Governors which is appointed by the Minister responsible for Justice, and consisting of not less than 3 and not more than 5 members, one of whom should be appointed as chairman and another one as deputy chairman. Both the chairman and his deputy are required by law to be lawyers with 12 years’ experience.

The members of the Board are appointed for a period of 4 years and are eligible for re-appointment.

The Registrar

Besides, the Centre has a Registrar who acts also as Board secretary. He is appointed by the Board and is required by law to perform such functions as may be delegated to him by the Board from time to time. The Registrar is vested with the legal representation of the Centre and has the duty to administer oaths of office required to be taken by mediators accredited by the Centre.

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Malta Mediation Centre 

Merchants Street
Valletta, VLT 1176 

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