| Commentary

99 Presentations by the parties

| Commentary

99 Presentations by the parties

Not all mediations provide for presentations to be made by the parties, but they can help the parties to understand each other’s positions. They also allow the parties to feel that they have had their ‘day in court’ and are often seen as an important opportunity to make an impression on the other parties which may set the tone of the mediation.

Where the mediation agreement provides for oral presentations, it should also stipulate a time-limit that is appropriate to the complexity of the case. The presentation should be concise, clear and reasonable: the aim is

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