Law Council of Australia


Guidelines for Parties in Mediations

16 May 2019

The Law Council of Australia has developed these guidelines to provide practical and ethical guidance to parties engaged in mediation. The guidelines are intended to apply to all types of mediation. Professional and other bodies may have different requirements.

Some types of disputes may be subject to specific legal requirements. These guidelines draw on existing guidelines and literature aimed at facilitating a productive mediation process and maximising the potential for a satisfactory outcome. The purpose of the guidelines is:

It is expected that these guidelines will be reviewed from time to time.