Voluntary Settlement Conference


This can also be known as a settlement conference or a protocol settlement conference. In the context of TAC common law claims, these conferences involve a meeting between the lawyers for the injured person and representatives of the TAC at which attempts are made to negotiate a settlement of the common law claim. The injured person has to be present at the venue for the conference but is seldom required to participate directly in the conference process. A high proportion of common law claims are resolved or settled at such conferences.