The mediation process is conducted in both joint and private meetings.
In a CEDR mediation, the mediator follows the five phases of mediation. It involves:
Mediators establish pre-mediation contact, explaining the process, the mediation agreement, and practicalities.
The mediator and parties deliver opening statements, stimulating dialogue and setting the agenda.
Developing rapport, exchanging information, and identifying a broad foundation for bargaining
Outlining potential settlements, conveying offers, and breaking through apparent deadlock
finalising settlement terms, signing agreements, and deciding next steps if a settlement cannot be reached.