[207A Extension of time limits because of mediation in certain cross-border disputes]
[207A Extension of time limits because of mediation in certain cross-border disputes]

[(1)     In this section—

(a)     “Mediation Directive” means Directive 2008/52/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters,

(b)     “mediation” has the meaning given by article 3(a) of the Mediation Directive,

(c)     “mediator” has the meaning given by article 3(b) of the Mediation Directive, and

(d)     “relevant dispute” means a dispute to which article 8(1) of the Mediation Directive applies (certain cross-border disputes).

(2)     Subsection (3) applies where—

(a)     this Act provides for that subsection to apply for the purposes of a provision of this Act,

(b)     a time limit is set by that provision in relation to the whole or part of a relevant dispute,

(c)     a mediation in relation to the relevant dispute starts before the time limit expires, and

(d)     if not extended by this section, the time limit would expire before the mediation ends or less than four weeks after it ends.

(3)     The time limit expires instead at the end of four weeks after the mediation ends (subject to subsection (4)).