100 Information gathering

Information gathering is an ongoing process. While it is useful for the mediator and the parties to have a certain amount of information before the mediation starts, this can be supplemented during the mediation. Relevant information may include non-contentious facts regarding the parties and the background to the dispute. Relevant documents may include statements of case and affidavits etc from pre-existing litigation or arbitration proceedings.

Depending on the subject matter of the dispute, it may be necessary to make specific provision for obtaining technical information, such as expert opinions, legal opinions or an assessment of damages. This can

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