Community Justice Centres Act 1983 No 127
23 Mediation to be voluntary
(1) Attendance at and participation in mediation sessions are
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
(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