Successfully Resolving Disputes Through Mediation

MediationAwarenessAs part of Mediation Awareness Week, the Law Society of Ireland in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators have organised a free event (registration required).

Topics to be covered include:

  • The Mediation Bill 2017
  • The importance of using Mediation Clauses
  • Mediation in Practice with Mediators sharing their experience

It is expected that the Mediation Bill will become law very shortly. When passed, the legislation will oblige parties to seriously consider the option of mediation to resolve their dispute. It will bring significant change to the practice of civil litigation, with solicitors having to offer and explain mediation as an option to their clients. It is anticipated that one of the consequences of the legislation is that significantly greater use will be made of mediation to resolve disputes.

Mediation Clauses can be used in all manner of Agreements, Contracts and Terms and Conditions for the benefit of the parties. A well drafted simple mediation clause will give the parties an opportunity to discuss their difficulties before resorting to court proceedings. There are different types of Mediation Clauses, some more effective than others. Sample Mediation Clauses will be made available and discussed.

Mediation is currently being used successfully to resolve disputes but details and figures are not widely available because of its confidential nature. Practising mediators will share their experiences of mediation (good and bad) and talk about success rates

Speakers include Liam Guidera (Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran), Richard Lee (Principal Lee Solcitors) and more to be confirmed.

  • Date: Friday 13 October 2017 (9.30am -11.30am)
  • Venue: Blue Room, The Law Society of Ireland
  • CPD Hours: For solicitors – 1 Gen Hour and 1 M&PD hour

Book your free ticket by clicking on the register button and completing the short form. For any queries please contact John Lunney: J.Lunney@LawSociety.ie