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What happens if the other party does not turn up to mediation?

Posted 20 May 2024

Category: NCAT and Court Proceedings, eBooks

If one party does not show up for a mediation session arranged by Fair Trading, the specific consequences can vary based on the jurisdiction and the specifics of the case. Here are some general outcomes that might occur:

  • Rescheduling: The mediator might reschedule the mediation session to give the absent party another opportunity to attend.
  • Advancement to the next step: mediation generally is a compulsory step in a larger dispute resolution process, the matter might move to the next step in the process, which would be by way of proceedings in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
  • Reputation: Not showing up for a mediation can be seen as a sign of bad faith. It can potentially hurt the reputation of the absent party, especially if they are a business, as it can be perceived that they are not interested in resolving disputes amicably.

If you are involved in a mediation process, it is crucial to be aware of the specific guidelines, expectations, and potential consequences related to attendance in your jurisdiction. Bannermans Lawyers can assist and provide further advice on mediation.

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Published 20 May 2024