Confidential Discussions with the Mediator

It can often be very useful for the mediator to have a pre-mediation confidential discussion with representatives of each party prior to the mediation – usually after reading the mediation bundle. In cases of high emotion it can also be useful for the mediator to have a pre-meeting with the claimant and or the claimant’s family.

In some cases it may be appropriate to have a joint telephone conference between the mediator and a representative on each side to discuss matters such as:

  • any outstanding disclosure;
  • exchange of position statements;
  • up to date schedule exchange;
  • who will be attending the mediation; and
  • disabled access to the building when required.

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