Wed, 25 Mar 2020
The thoughts of everybody at No5 are with you and your family & friends during this difficult period.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and all but essential travel being restricted, No5 have set up the facility to host virtual mediations and round table meetings. Using LifeSize we are able to replicate the rooms required for mediation with video conferencing. Each party is given access to their own respective video conference room (with log in details and passcode provided) as well as the log in details to access the mediator's video conference. The mediator is given access to all the video conferences so can seamlessly move from party to party as if it were in person.
With Round Table meetings the same principle applies except the mediator's video conference is simply a third video conference that the parties' legal representatives can move to for settlement discussion. Lifesize can be used by a web browser on a laptop (with a camera and microphone) or by downloading a free app for either a smart phone or tablet. Numerous participants can dial into each video conference and whoever is talking becomes the focal point in the middle of everybody's screens.
If you would like to have a test run of how virtual mediation works please do not hesitate to get in touch with the relevant clerking team.