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About the process of mediation

 

 

The beginning of the mediation process if there is no prior agreement on mediation

 

(1) If the parties have not previously agreed on mediation, the party wishing to begin the process of mediation shall submit a written proposal to the Office of the Mediation House of the Riga Arbitration Court about the beginning of the process and a document confirming payment of the costs of office. Head of the Office of the Mediation House of the Riga Arbitration Court without delay sends notification of receipt of the proposal for mediation to the second party.

 

(2) Proposal for consideration of dispute using mediation process shall be considered rejected if the consent of the other party has not been received. Unless the parties agreed otherwise, the period for consent is 10 days from the date of sending the proposal to use mediation.

 

(3) Mediation process begins with the date of receipt by the Office of the Mediation House of the Riga Arbitration Court of the consent of the second partiy to conduct the mediation process. The Office of the Mediation House of the Riga Arbitration Court, after obtaining the consent of the second party, without delay, informs the initiator of proposal and requests to file an application for a mediation process within 10 days.

 

 

The beginning of the mediation process if there is prior agreement on mediation

 

(1) If the parties have agreed to mediation, the partiy wishing to begin the process of mediation shall submit an application to the Office of the Mediation House of the Riga Arbitration Court and attach a written agreement between the parties on the process of mediation. In this case, the mediation process begins with the receipt of the application for mediation by the Office of the the Mediation House of the Riga Arbitration Court and the payment of administrative costs of mediation and the mediator's fee, in accordance with the rules of the Mediation House of the Riga Arbitration Court.

 

(2) Head of the Office of the Mediation House of the Riga Arbitration Court sends without delay a notification of receipt of the application for the mediation process and a copy of the application to the second party.

 

 

Application for the mediation process

 

Application for the mediation process shall be submitten in writing to the Office of the Mediation House of the Riga Arbitration Court, indicating therein the information about the parties, the subject matter of the dispute and, if possible, a financial assessment of the matter in dispute. Together with a application for the mediation process, documents related to the dispute, the documents confirming the payment of administrative expenses and fees of the mediator shall be attached, together with as many copies of the application for mediation as there will parties and mediators involved in the process.