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What is Mediation?

Mediation is a flexible process conducted confidentially in which a third party assists the parties to a dispute in working towards a negotiated settlement of the dispute with the parties having ultimate control of the decision to settle and the terms of the settlement. Mediation is becoming increasingly popular in Ireland. For example, since the establishment of the Commercial Court. Order 63A, Rule 6(1)(xiii) provides that the Commercial Court Judge may direct that a case be adjourned to allow for the matter to be referred to mediation. In addition, a significant number of other courts have practice directions requiring the use of mediation.

A significant number of members of the Law Library are accredited mediators. They regularly accept instructions to advise on the appropriateness of mediation, to represent parties at mediations, or to act as Mediators and offer a wide range of experience in many areas, including:

  • Admiralty & Maritime Disputes
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Construction Disputes
  • Employment Disputes
  • Energy Disputes
  • Family Law Disputes
  • Insurance/Reinsurance Disputes
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Landlord and Tenant/ Property Disputes
  • Product Liability Disputes
  • Small Claims
  • Sports Disputes
  • Telecommunications Disputes

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