FINDING COMPETENT COURTS/AUTHORITIES
The search tool below will help you to identify court(s)/authority(ies) competent for a specific European legal instrument. Please note that although every effort has been made to ascertain the accuracy of the results, there may be some exceptional cases concerning the determination of competence that are not necessarily covered.
Article 10 - Information on competent courts or authorities
The authorities competent to receive requests under Article 6(1) and (2) of the Directive are the district courts.
Under Section 18(1) of the Mediation Act, headed ‘Enforceability of the settlement’, a settlement in a legal dispute reached through mediation has the force of a court settlement and is subject to approval by the district courts.
Under Section 18(2) of the Mediation Act the court approves the settlement after it has been confirmed by the parties, provided it is not contrary to the Act or accepted principles of morality.
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Last update: 04/01/2019