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Mediation involves discussing the problem with the other disputant in the presence of mediators. The mediators are neutral and objective. They will act as facilitators to help the parties find solutions themselves but, unlike a magistrate or judge, they don't make judgements about who is right or...

Magistrates Court mediation

In the Magistrates Court, a mediation will bear upon later litigation, if the agreement reached in mediation is to define issues that are going to trial. There is a $300 fee for mediation in the civil division. In the Minor Civil Claims division, mediation session is free. In order to settle a...

Advantages of Mediation

Mediation is non-adversarial. It does not pit one side against another in a situation in which there must be a winner and a loser. As well as ending up with winners and losers, adversarial situations often create long-lasting bitterness. An example is a court battle over the custody of children. ...

Who Offers Mediation in Tasmania?

Mediation, or 'dispute resolution' is available through the Federal Circuit and Family Courts for family law and general matters, through the Tasmanian Magistrates Court for civil law issues, and also through the Supreme Court for civil law issues. There are a number of private and government org...

How to Use a Mediation Service

Although the details vary between services, these are the general steps which are followed. One of the parties (Party A) contacts the appropriate mediation service either by phone or in person. An ‘intake’ worker will discuss the nature of the dispute with Party A in order to judge its su...

Page last updated 13/12/2017

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