Mediators will conduct reasonable inquiries to determine if any conflicts of interests may exist. They will have a continuing duty to disclose any conflicts of interests that may become apparent during the mediation process. Following any such disclosures, a Mediator will decline to participate as a Mediator in a particular case if any of the parties raises an objection. Even without that, if a Mediator personally believes that the matters disclosed would inhibit their actual impartiality, the Mediator should withdraw as the Mediator.
After accepting appointment, and until the mediation process ends, mediators will not enter into financial, business, professional, family or social relationships or acquire Financial or personal interests that are likely to create, or might reasonably create the Appearance of, conflict of interest, partiality or bias, without making a prior disclosure to all the parties and gaining their consent