[140A Extension of time limits because of mediation in certain cross-border disputes]
[140A Extension of time limits because of mediation in certain cross-border disputes]
Equality Act 2010 | Legislation

[(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)     a time limit is set by section 118(1)(a), 118(2) or 129(3) in relation to the whole or part of a relevant dispute,

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

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

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