How to find a mediator in the Netherlands
There are various (private) registers of mediators in the Netherlands. There are no legal provisions guaranteeing quality. One major register is the register kept by the Dutch Mediators’ Federation (Mediatorsfederatie Nederland, MfN). There is also the ADR International Register.
The Federation also provides impartial information and quality assurance regarding mediation and mediators in the Netherlands. MfN-registered mediators are trained and qualified to work as mediators in line with the MfN Mediation Rules (MfN-Mediationreglement). They have undertaken to apply the MfN’s quality assurance system. The Mediator Quality Foundation (Stichting Kwaliteit Mediators) handles complaints about MfN mediators.
The Legal Aid Board (Raad voor Rechtsbijstand) has a special register of mediators who are allowed to take on legal-aid cases.
Is access to the mediators’ database free of charge?
Yes, access is free of charge.
How to search for a mediator in the Netherlands
You can search the registers using different search criteria. For instance, you can search for a mediator who has specific expertise in a given field of activity or a mediator who works in a particular region.
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