Commencement of the Act began on January 1st and provides a statutory framework for the delivery of mediation within the legal system
“2018 promises to be a significant year in the development and practice of mediation in Ireland as a result of the Mediation Act coming into force on January 1st last,” stated President of the MII Sabine Walsh, “The commencement of the Act is official recognition by the State of the contribution mediation will make to the improvement of dispute resolution systems in Ireland. The Act provides a statutory framework for delivery of mediation within the legal system. This framework will make the mediation process even more robust and reliable. As a result, parties involved in a dispute are more likely to opt for mediation before heading into court particularly as solicitors will now advise their clients to consider mediation.”
“The Act will make mediation more available and deliver better resolutions, at a lower cost, to those who are involved in disputes,” said Ms. Walsh. “Parties who choose this process to resolve disputes have the benefit of engaging in a confidential process with the power to determine the best outcome for them. The Act also means that agreements achieved through mediation are now legally enforceable. Now that the Act is operational, the MII will be working throughout 2018 to promote understanding and access to mediation throughout Ireland.”
* Please follow this link to download a copy of the Mediation Act 2017 https://www.oireachtas.ie/documents/bills28/acts/2017/a2717.pdf
About The Mediators’
Its registration number is 418250.
Registered Office: Unit 2.1, The Distillers Building, Smithfield, Dublin 7,
Mediation is a voluntary process of conflict prevention and resolution that allows the parties an opportunity to address their issues in a confidential, private, and safe environment. Mediators are trained in conflict resolution skills and techniques and have the expertise needed to give people the best possible opportunity to resolve their disputes.
Mediation is effective:
The mediation process improves communication, narrows outstanding issues, defuses emotions and defines areas of agreement. Statistics show a success rate for mediation averaging 80 per cent.
For further information see www.themii.ie or contact Stiofán Nutty at +353 87 6175488
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.