In May 2000 the new Supreme Court Rules adopted mediation as part of the civil litigation process. Under the Supreme Court Rules Part 20, a judge is able to direct parties to attend a mediation. Parties may also voluntarily participate in mediation.
Mediation conferences are conducted by:
All mediators regularly travel to district registries in other regions of the State to ensure that each Court Registry has mediation services available.
There is a fee (currently $500) for each Conference, usually shared equally between the parties.
Scheduled mediation conference dates, and all booking requested should be made by emailing the Court at SupremeCourt@supremecourt.tas.gov.au
Telephone - Hobart: 6165 7457; Launceston: 6777 2875