A number of points arise from the Arbitrator’s indiscretion in meeting with the Observer.
You have been appointed as Mediator by the Council Chief Executive Officer [CEO] and she has informed all interested parties of your appointment including the brother + siste
The Mediator’s meeting with the Residents was always going to be challenging. Should the meeting be with the Chair of the Residents Association [RA]?
Let’s recap. You have met with the Chief Executive of the Local Authority who has appointed you to mediate..
The Developer’s Meeting with the Residents is high risk. It could end in acrimony but it could also be a big step forward. You are not a gambler by nature but your instinct tells you it can end in cheers, not tears.
Final stages + you are drafting your report to the CEO on the outcome of the mediation. She is the client and you are reporting to her + not the Residents or the Developer.