Episode 9: The LMDC Journey under the leadership of Mrs Adeyinka Aroyewun

Chinwe Umegbolu

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I was delighted to welcome Mrs Adeyinka Aroyewun, the Director and Member of the Governing Council at the (LMDC); an International Mediator of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), United Kingdom (UK), Member of the Charted Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) UK. She has mediated over seventy (70) disputes and has gained experience in a comprehensive range of disputes, such as Commercial Disputes, Financial/Banking, Property, Employment and Family Disputes.

In this episode of EVA, we critically discussed the following questions - What prompted the birth of the LMDC in the Nigerian Judicial Landscape? What are the advantages of using the LMDC and its impact so far? How does the Court-Connected ADR work? How can parties commence or initiate matters at the LMDC? With the recent challenges faced at the LMDC, what is the resultant effect of these challenges or occurrence?

We concluded by touching on these challenges caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic and END SARS peaceful protest hijacked by hoodlums, which led to the burning down of LMDC. Despite these challenges, the LMDC has continued to render services remotely to their users.

Original languageEnglish
Media of outputonline
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2020

Bibliographical note

Chinwe Stella Umegbolu, Episode 9: The LMDC Journey under the leadership of Mrs Adeyinka Aroyewun,
accessed 28th December 2020

Adeyinka, Aroyewun, Mediation Profile, International Mediation Institute (IMI) <https://imimediation.org/member/adeyinka-aroyewun/> accessed 27th December 2020

LMDC Law 2007


  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Multi-Door Courthouse
  • LMDC
  • ODR
  • Access to Justice
  • Court-Connected ADR
  • COVID-19 pandemic


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