Via the Legal Action Group:
Plans announced by the Ministry of Justice for a pilot to test remote mediation for housing cases have been criticised by a leading housing lawyer.
The MoJ is asking firms and other suppliers to tender to run a pilot remote mediation service. It says that the aim of the pilot is to ‘facilitate settlement without a substantive hearing where possible’.
…. according to the information from the MoJ, the tender will be issued on Monday 23 November 2020 and the deadline for bids is 8 December. The contract start date is scheduled for 11 January 2021.