Lex Caribbean initiates and advises in first virtual Court-annexed Mediation in Barbados

20 August 2020

Court-Annexed Mediation in the Barbados High Court has officially gone virtual with the conclusion of the first ever mediation proceeding held over Zoom and via e-mail. Given the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures put in place to combat it, Arbitration & Litigation Partner, Tammi C. Pilgrim and Associate Olivia dos Santos advocated to convert the mediation into an entirely virtual one. The virtual mediation resulted in bringing an end to claims filed over 9 years ago in the Barbados High Court in a commercial dispute. The High Court will build on this experience and use it as a template for future mediations conducted under its auspices. This is a step in the right direction for the alternative resolution of commercial disputes before the Court.