New South Wales Consolidated Regulations

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Mediation session procedure

20.6 Mediation session procedure

(cf SCR Part 72C, rule 6)

(1) The following provisions apply to the conduct of a mediation session unless the mediator, or the court, otherwise directs--
(a) the session must be attended--
(i) subject to subparagraph (ii), by each party or, if a party is a corporation, by an officer of the corporation having authority to settle the proceedings, or
(ii) if the conduct of the proceedings by a party is controlled by an insurer, by an officer of the insurer having authority to settle the proceedings,
(b) a party may be accompanied by that party's barrister or solicitor at the session.
(2) A person who is required by subrule (1)(a) to attend a mediation session may do so by telephone, video link or other form of communication, but only with the leave of the court or the mediator.

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