Sometimes mediations may be conducted by telephone rather than in face to face meetings.  This may take place:
  • if the parties live far apart from each other;
  • following face to face mediations which have been adjourned;
  • to save costs; and 
  • in the Small Claims Court Mediation Scheme.
As with face to face mediations, the mediator will usually hold separate pre-mediation discussions with the parties by telephone.  

A telephone conference call may take the place of a joint meeting.  However, certainly w...

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