Insofar as they have the right to call as witnesses the Ombudsman or any person related to ADR Chambers, this right is thus abolished. 9. Disputes: the parties agree to refrain from preventive manoeuvres and adversarial trials during the mediation procedure, unless an emergency requires otherwise. If payment is not made in a timely manner, the Mediator may, at his discretion, suspend all work on behalf of the participants, including the preparation and/or distribution of the participants` agreement, and withdraw from the mediation. (6) While all parties intend to continue mediation until an agreement is reached, it is considered that either party may at any time resign from mediation. 9. The parties will have lawyers present at the mediation. At no time will the Mediator provide legal representation or legal advice to any party and is not required to assert or protect the legal rights and obligations of a party, to address issues that have not been raised by the parties themselves, or to determine who should participate in the mediation. In most mediation cases, the parties involved enter into a number of agreements that will help them cooperate more effectively. These agreements are usually a brief summary of important issues on which the parties have agreed and use the parties` own words to describe in detail how they have decided to move forward.
Agreements are absolutely confidential and can be used to run people`s memories when they return to the workplace. The parties may also provide the Mediator with a private statement (i.e.: provide a statement that is not provided to the other parties) on issues or negotiating positions. (i) the person has signed the mediation agreement; (ii) the information is otherwise made public; or (iii) the person to whom the information is transmitted, a legal or financial adviser to a Party to this Agreement is 4. Confidentiality: Mediation is a transaction and is strictly confidential. No party may disclose the statements of other participants in the mediation. Mediation interviews, written and oral communications, proposals and unsigned settlement agreements are not permitted in any legal proceedings. . .