Now mediation is a form of professional service, and mediators are professionally trained for mediation. Some characteristics of native title mediation, which distinguish them from other forms, are long delays, the number of parties (sometimes up to hundreds) and that legal and legal regulations limit certain aspects of negotiations. There is no difference between disputes in which both parties are established in the jurisdiction and disputes with a cross-border element that are not covered by the Mediation Directive. Mediations in international disputes under the jurisdiction of English courts, but not under the Mediation Directive, are subject to national law in the same way as national mediation. There is no legal obligation for parties and mediators to enter into a written conciliation agreement, but it is common practice to sign a written agreement before mediation begins. Many intermediation providers have their own default mediation agreement. In this case, the need for formal mediation agreements, including clauses limiting the liability of mediators, was stressed. a structured process, regardless of name or reference, in which two or more parties to the dispute themselves attempt, on a voluntary basis, to reach an agreement on the settlement of their dispute, with the help of a mediator. The CPR also includes national rules for cross-border mediation under the European Mediation Directive (2008/52/EC). The Mediation Directive aims to facilitate and promote settlement through mediation in cross-border disputes and applies to most civil and commercial disputes where one party is domiciled in the UK and the other in another EU Member State. It has been transposed into English law only with regard to these cross-border mediations, as part of the 2011 Civil Procedure Amendment Regulation, which came into force on 6 April 2011, and the 2011 cross-border mediation regulations (SI 2011/1133) which came into force on 20 May 2011. The 2011 Amendment Rules amended the RPC of the provisions found in CPR 78.23 to 78.28, which are the procedures for: Mediation is a structured and interactive process in which an impartial third party helps resolve conflicts using specialized communication and negotiation techniques. All participants in mediation are encouraged to participate actively in the process.

Mediation is a “partisan” process because it focuses primarily on the needs, rights and interests of the parties. The Mediator uses a variety of techniques to steer the process in a constructive direction and help the parties find their optimal solution. A mediator facilitates interaction between the parties and facilitates open communication. Mediation is also evaluative to the extent that the Mediator analyzes relevant issues and standards (“reality-testing”), by renouncing a normative consultation of the parties (for example.B.