Important COVID-19 Update


These are certainly challenging times for us all.

We are committed to doing everything we can to prioritise the wellbeing of our people, those who use our services and their representatives and the communities we serve to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday, our people will begin working remotely from today, Monday 23 March.

Having well developed online dispute resolution options, it will in many ways be business as usual for us as we focus on providing a seamless service, regardless of where our Registry staff, adjudicators, arbitrators and mediators are working.

We know you are working through similar challenges to ours and that these are uncertain times for everyone. From all of us here we send our thoughts to you, your teams and families.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance to you and we will keep you informed with any further updates.

Guides and Resources

On this page you can find any guides and resources relevant to the mediation process. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us with your enquiry.

Notice of Mediation

This template Notice of Mediation is to be used where the parties to the dispute have previously agreed to refer any dispute to mediation under the BDT Mediation Rules, typically by way of inclusion of the BDT Mediation Model Clause in their underlying agreement/contract.

Where parties have not previously agreed to refer any dispute to mediation under the BDT Mediation Rules, they will need to execute a Mediation Agreement (see template below). A Notice of Mediation is not required in those cases.


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Mediation Agreement

Prior to engaging in Mediation, Parties to a dispute must agree to mediate. Where they have not already agreed to refer a dispute to Mediation under BDT’s Mediation Rules, they may do so by completing this Mediation Agreement. A Notice of Mediation is not required where parties complete and sign this agreement.

The BDT Model Clause should be inserted into all new contracts where the parties wish any future disputes to be referred to Mediation with BDT.

Confidentiality Agreement for Non-Parties

Mediation is a private and confidential process. All non-parties, including Representatives, Support Persons, and Observers, must sign the BDT Confidentiality Agreement for Non-Parties as a precondition to their participation in any BDT Mediation.