Both the Complainant and the Respondent must be present in Court on the Mediation Date.
If you are the Complainant and you fail to turn up on any of your Court dates, your application may be struck out. This means that you will have to file another Magistrate’s Complaint, and the same fees will apply.
If you are the Respondent and you fail to turn up, this may result in the commencement of police investigations against you for breach of the Syariah Court order.
If the mediation proceeds and you manage to reach an agreement on your dispute, the agreement will be recorded as a private agreement. The Complainant will then be granted permission to withdraw the Magistrate’s Complaint.
The Court cannot issue a Court Order for these cases, or vary the terms of the Syariah Court Order based on any agreement reached at Mediation. If you wish to have the terms of the Syariah Court order varied, you must make your application in the Syariah Court.