Dispute Resolution Hearing
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By the date of the Final Dispute
Reolution Hearing (FDR), the Judge will have
expected all disclosures and questionaires to
have been completed and answered, and for both
parties to have made open offers for settlement.
The purpose of the FDR is for the
Judge to provide an indication on how your case
could be settled if it went to a Final Hearing.
By providing such an indiucation, the Judge will
encourage both parties, whilst in the court
building, to negotiate and come to a reasonable
This is not a hearing where the
Judge can impose a settlement, the role of the
Judge is to assist the parties in mediation to
hopefully reach an agreement. If an agreement can
be reached, the Judge will check the agreement to
ensure that it is fair and if approved can
finalise a 'Consent Order'.
If agreements cannot be reached,
then the Judge will provide directions for the
case to proceed to a Final Hearing. The parties
must comply with the directions of the order
prior to and for the Final Hearing.
The Judge presiding over the FDR
cannot conduct the Final Hearing. All discussions
at the FDR is conducted on a without prejuduce
basis and notes and paperwork from the FDR cannot
be used at the Final Hearing.