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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