Update: 11:30AM THE Consumer Council of Fiji is accentuating the need for the establishment of a consumer tribunal.
Council CEO Premila Kumar says consumers expect to be compensated for misinterpretation, shoddy goods or unsatisfactory services in the market place.
Speaking at the Mediation workshop in Lami this morning, Chief Justice Anthony Gates said the workshop was a joint initiative of the council and the judiciary to build up the justice institutions of the State.
"New laws and new courts in the consumer field are in the pipeline and will bring about a healthier approach to consumer concerns," Justice Gates said.
The workshop is funded by the Fiji Judiciary and the European Union via the council.