Insights from Australian Mediators About Mediation and Access to Justice

10 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2016 Last revised: 7 Dec 2017

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

This article details a recent research project in which 21 experienced mediators were interviewed about access to justice in mediation within the civil justice system. Interviewees were presented with hypothetical mediation scenarios, and were asked to identify potential practical and ethical problems in relation to procedural fairness, and parties’ ability to access information and advice. The interviews revealed that a thorough intake process, and ensuring all parties have good access to legal advice and information, are crucial to ensuring a fair mediation process.

Suggested Citation

Noone, Mary Anne and Akin Ojelabi, Olufunmilola O, Insights from Australian Mediators About Mediation and Access to Justice (2014). 25 ADRJ 212 (2014); La Trobe Law School - Law & Justice Research Paper Series Paper No. 16-7. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2808868

Mary Anne Noone (Contact Author)

La Trobe Law School ( email )

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Bundoora, VIC 3083
Australia
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Olufunmilola O Akin Ojelabi

La Trobe Law School ( email )

La Trobe University
Bundoora, VIC 3083 3142
Australia

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