This page provides you with useful information to find a mediator in the Netherlands.

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How can a mediator be found in the Netherlands?

In the Netherlands, there are several registers for mediators (private registers). There are no statutory provisions for quality assurance. An important register is that of the Mediatorsfederatie Nederland (MfN). Another register is the ADR International Register.

The Federation also provides independent information and quality assurance on mediation and mediators at national level. MfN registered mediators are trained and qualified to act as mediators according to the MfN Mediation Regulation. They have committed to the MfN Quality Assurance System. The Foundation for Quality Mediators handles complaints about MfN mediators.

The Legal Aid Council has a special register for mediators authorised to deal with subsidised cases.

Is access to the register of mediators free of charge?

Yes, access is free of charge.

How can a mediator be sought in the Netherlands?

The registers can be searched using various search criteria. For example, you can search for a mediator with specific expertise in a given field of activity or a mediator working in a given region.

Related links

The Dutch Mediators’ Federation

ADR Register

Foundation for Quality Mediators

Register of the Legal Aid Board

Last update: 12/11/2020

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