Welcome to Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse

Who We Are

The Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC) is Africa's first and foremost Court-connected Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Centre established in 2002 through a public-private partnership with the support of the Lagos State Judiciary that provides ADR services and world-class ADR trainings. At the LMDC, we understand that every dispute is unique, requiring a bespoke approach to resolution, that is why we are here to guide you through the various doors to find the one best suited for your case. Whether it is a commercial disagreement, family dispute, or any other legal issue, our dedicated team is committed to providing you with the most effective and efficient resolution pathway.

The LMDC creates an enabling environment for ease of doing business and promotes foreign direct investment through the provision of alternative mechanisms to supplement litigation in the resolution of disputes. This is in keeping with the Lagos State Government T.H.E.M.E.S plus development agenda for a greater Lagos, particularly Security and Governance; Education and Technology; Making Lagos a 21st Century State and Social Inclusion, Gender Equality and Youth Integration.

The LMDC has over the years through effective and efficient use of ADR Mechanisms resolved disputes for individuals and companies which cut across tenancy, family, banking, construction, oil and gas, telecommunication, aviation, real estate, debt recovery, insurance, entertainment, sport sectors and Restorative Justice. Since inception, the LMDC has successfully mediated and concluded 12,563 (Twelve Thousand, Five Hundred and Sixty-Three) cases and resolved 7,133 (Seven Thousand, One Hundred and Thirty-Three) cases which has significantly resulted in court docket decongestion, ensuring equal access to justice for all and the promotion of the rule of law in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG 16).

These accomplishments include the expedient recovery of over N49,254,139,501.85 (Forty-Nine Billion, Two Hundred and Fifty-Four Million, One Hundred and Thirty-Nine Thousand, Five Hundred and One Naira, Eighty-Five Kobo), $82,615,560.00 (Eighty-Two Million, Six Hundred and Fifteen Thousand, Five Hundred and Sixty Dollars), 14,956.70 (Fourteen Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifty-Six Euros, Seventy Cents in monetary claims within a six-year period which would otherwise have been unavailable to the commercial sector for investment.

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