Irish mediator recognised for contribution to elder mediation

Margaret Bouchier

Margaret Bouchier

An Irish mediator has been recognised for her contribution to elder mediation at the Elder Mediation World Summit in Linz, Austria.

Margaret Bouchier was presented with the The Sherren Award by the Elder Mediation International Network (EMIN), of which she is the ethics committee chair.

Ms Bouchier led an international team in conducting a review of the EMIN Code of Ethics, drawing on the knowledge and experience of elder mediators, specialists and organisations working with ageing.

Ms Bouchier told Irish Legal News: “I am very honoured to receive this award and would like to thank the members of the EMIN Ethics Committee who have given so generously of their time and expertise over the last two years, including: Judy McCann Beranger, Canada, founder of EMIN and original drafter of the Code; Anja von Rosenstiel, US; Gabriela Peter, Switzerland; and Helen Harnett, Ireland, current Chairperson of EMIN and ex-officio member of the Committee.”