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What is the main difference between mediation and mini-trial?

The main difference between mediation and mini-trial lies in the difference in the composition of the mini-trial committee. In a mediation, an independent neutral mediates between the parties; a mini-trial is conducted by a committee consisting of one chair and two senior representatives of the parties. The Chair is free to consult individually with each of the party representatives.

What are the costs of a mini-trial proceeding with CEPANI?

The costs of a CEPANI mini-trial proceeding include, on the one hand, the fees and costs of the chair of the mini-trial committee and, on the other hand, the administrative costs of the Secretariat, which are equal to 10% of the amount due for the fees and costs of the chair of the mini-trial committee.
Upon receipt of the Request for mini-trial, CEPANI asks the parties to settle, within the month, an advance to cover the costs of the mini-trial. This advance is determined on the basis of a fee scale drafted especially for mini-trial proceedings. This fee scale takes into account the amount in dispute. The advance is due in equal parts by each party.
It is important to note that CEPANI does not appoint the chair of the mini-trial committee if the advance for mini-trial costs has not been paid in full.