Business and Commercial Mediation Pilot Scheme
This is a business to business Court Service Supported Commercial Mediation Pilot Scheme. The scheme will be administrated by Chambers Ireland with The Mediators Institute of Ireland, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Bar Council, Law Society each providing a small panel of the top commercial mediators in Ireland to act as the mediators for the Pilot Scheme.
There are significant advantages in this pilot scheme.
1. A business in dispute will get an initial meeting with one of the top commercial mediators in Ireland for free.
2. The fact that an independent panel of experts will nominate a mediator suitable to the particular dispute, this takes away a thorny issue that most business have as to how & who do I pick as a mediator.
If a business has a dispute they make contact with chambers Ireland and an independent panel of experts will nominate a mediator suitable to the dispute. The mediator will arrange an initial consultation with the parties for free and outline how the mediation process can help them resolve their dispute. Following this consultation the mediator will estimate the fee and provide this to the parties. The parties can then decide if they wish to continue. At the end of the mediation the parties will fill out a brief anonymous evaluation form, which will be used to access the performance of the scheme.
The MII has always maintained that if parties in dispute talk directly to a mediator about their dispute and how the process will help them, they are much more likely to mediate the dispute then go down the litigation route. This is a key part of the proposed scheme.
For a business in dispute, mediation is timely, efficient and a fraction of the cost of going to court which means less disruption to your day-to-day business operations.
The MII members who have been nominated by the MII to this pilot scheme are: William Aylmer, Joe Behan, Austin Kenny, Margaret Bouchier, Colm Deignan, Mark Small, Doras Crawford, John T. Gibbons<
The MII accredits mediation training courses which meet set training standards.
The purpose of CPD is to ensure that Mediators keep their knowledge and skills up to date for the benefit of users of their service and for their own personal and professional development.