The mediation agreement will set out the terms on which a party or the mediator, or both, may terminate the agreement. These will include terms providing that:
either party may withdraw from and terminate the mediation at any stage before or during the mediation (subject to the provisions on costs in DEC App 1.9.2 G, for terminations before the mediation takes place);
either party or the mediator may withdraw if the mediation has not taken place within the agreed timetable; and
the mediator may withdraw from and terminate the mediation if, for example, a criminal offence by or involving a party to the mediation is disclosed to him (see DEC App 1.7.8 G (2)(a)).