One party proposes mediation to the other side and nominates mediator(s)
The parties agree which mediator to use.
The mediator is instructed and the mediation date and venue are agreed.
The mediator sends out the Agreement to Mediate (the mediation contract between the parties and the mediator) and invoices for his/her fees.
The parties agree the mediation bundle and send it to the mediator.
The parties exchange position statements.
The mediator calls each side's solicitors for a confidential discussion about the case.
The mediation takes place.