All parties need to consent to participating in New Approaches. We won’t open a New Approaches file if only one party wants it.
This is because the interest-based methods used won’t work when only one party is willing to use them. A traditional approach is claims-based. The interest-based approach is very difficult when one party is using claims-based methods.
Each party will need to sign a Form F79 application to confirm that they genuinely agree to participate.
The Commission needs to be confident that all parties are genuinely willing to work together to better their relationship and commit to learning and using the interest-based process.