Virtual Settlement Meetings and Mediations: (Mediation when living a Cloistered life…)

Cloisters Chambers has produced a video Virtual Settlement Meetings and Mediations, available here.



There is a simulated virtual mediation. This is explained by the Cloisters’ team that produced it.

“The attached guide is a record of our evolving understanding of how this technology can be used, and the challenges and opportunities it offers.  It is drafted specifically for Microsoft Teams, but we expect it will be in large part applicable to other video conferencing tools offering similar function such as Webex, Skype for Business and Zoom.

Using remote video conferencing technology for multi-party settlement meetings is a novel initiative driven by the pandemic, and this guide is drafted in the very early days of our trialling this technology.  At a time when we are obliged to work remotely where possible, the advantages associated with using this technology are exciting, both for multi-party settlement meetings led by  mediators  or by representatives. It is important, however, to be alive to potential limitations and thorny practical problems which may arise. We will continue to work together to discover and resolve issues.  The guide will require updating, probably quite soon.”