Do both parties have to agree to mediation?


Yes, it will only be possible if both or all parties to the dispute agree to refer it to mediation.

If one of the parties involved in the dispute is a company it will only be possible to arrange a mediation if either the beneficial owner of the company or a representative of the company, who has the authority to make a decision and agree a settlement on behalf of the company, will be available to attend the mediation.

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