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A Consultation is a court proceeding where the Registrar may mediate the dispute between parties and determine whether a claim has been properly brought before the Tribunal. The Registrar can issue orders or give directions including fixing the case for hearing before a Referee if parties are unable to reach a settlement.
All parties to a case
must attend the Consultation. Failure to attend the Consultation can result in an adverse order being made against the absent party - if you are a claimant, your claim may be dismissed; if you are a respondent, a default judgment may be entered against you.
If parties are able to reach a settlement during the Consultation, the Registrar may record a Consent Order to reflect their agreement. This Consent Order is binding and enforceable as a Magistrate's Court order. A copy of the Consent Order will be provided to parties by the Registrar and/or made available online at CJTS.
Where parties are unable to settle a matter at the Consultation, the Registrar will give further directions to move the matter along as it deems fit, including ordering further Consultations for the case or fixing the case for a Hearing before a Referee. The Hearing can occur within
24 hours of the date of the Consultation, unless otherwise directed.
For claims filed
before 10 July 2017
For claims filed
on or after 10 July 2017 (via CJTS):
litigants-in-person may apply under the Community Justice and Tribunals Division (CJTD) Friend
Scheme to be assisted in proceedings before the
tribunal or the Registrar by a family member, friend, or a volunteer from the
Community Justice Centre or other pro bono agency / entity. Please note that
the CJTD Friend may not provide you with legal advice, manage your case or act
as your agent when dealing with other parties, or address the tribunal or the
Registrar during the CMC or at a hearing.
This request to be
accompanied by a CJTD Friend is subject to the approval of the tribunal or the
Registrar. If you wish to make an application under the CJTD Friend Scheme, you
may find out more details here.
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