| Commentary

102.4 Impasse strategies

| Commentary

102.4 Impasse strategies

The parties may wish to provide for a number of options in the event of negotiations becoming deadlocked:

  1. 102.4.1

        if a particular issue is blocking the negotiations, the mediation could be stayed while that issue is referred to a third party expert for a non-binding opinion;

  2. 102.4.2

        if the problem concerns the personalities of those conducting the negotiations, a change of representative(s) may be appropriate;

  3. 102.4.3

        the parties could opt for a short-term agreement, with provision for the agreement to be reviewed after a specified period; or

  4. 102.4.4

        the mediator could produce a non-binding, written summary

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