The Enugu State Multi-Door Courthouse (ESMDC)

Chinwe Umegbolu

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The journey taken by the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC) from when it first started till now is a clear indication that there is a buy-in from all stakeholders and disputants that ADR through the LMDC works because of its success story -with access to justice as some literature has revealed.

There is now a shift for a change in the psyche of the citizenry that litigation is not the one way or the only way to resolve disputes but there are alternatives that are available and being provided by the court-connected ADR centre within the high court of Lagos state which is the Lagos multi-door courthouse. It is vital to point out that other states in Nigeria have emulated the LMDC by replicating the MDC Model because of its effectiveness of delivering speedy dispensation of justice to its citizenry. One can see the impact the LMDC has had on its citizenry on the justice delivery of Lagos state not only here in Lagos but in other states like Enugu State, Abuja and in Ogun state.
Original languageEnglish Canada
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2020


  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Multi-Door Courthouse
  • access to justice
  • Mediation
  • Nigeria


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