Occasionally, parties in a mediation do not reach agreement.

Where parties are unable to reach an agreement, the discussions will move towards negotiating future settlement options.

This may include things like:

  • Creating a joint statement of issues to narrow the scope of a litigated trial
  • Obtaining an Early Neutral Evaluation from a qualified Family Law Barrister
  • Attending upon a qualified arbitrator
  • Considering further mediation

In most cases, a mediator's report is given to the parties outlining the outstanding issues and providing the mediator's notes of matters discussed and chaired in the joint sessions.