Community Justice Centres Act 1983 No 127
Current version for 27 October 2010 to date (accessed 1 February 2015 at 18:11)
Part 4Section 23

23   Mediation to be voluntary

(1)  Attendance at and participation in mediation sessions are voluntary.
Note. See, however, section 20A (4) (a) which provides that this subsection (and subsection (3)) does not apply to the mediation of a dispute referred to Community Justice Centres for mediation by an order of a court or tribunal.
(2)  A party to a mediation session may withdraw from the mediation session at any time.
(3)  Notwithstanding any rule of law or equity, any agreement reached at, or drawn up pursuant to, a mediation session is not enforceable in any court, tribunal or body, unless the parties agree in writing that the agreement is to be enforceable.
(4)  Except as expressly provided in this Act, nothing in this Act affects any rights or remedies that a party to a dispute has apart from this Act.
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