Paul Murphy (MII Accredited Mediator), Pat Finn (MII Accredited Mediator and Agriculture Sector Liasion), Minister Charlie Flanagan, IFA President Joe Healy and Ciaran Dolan (MII Accredited Mediator) pictured at the launch of the MII's Farm Family Disputes Mediation Information Leaflet at the National Ploughing Championships
Wednesday, 20th September 2017: “We are delighted that Minister Flanagan is launching our new leaflet,* which outlines the benefits that mediation can deliver to the farming community,” stated President of the MII Sabine Walsh, “The MII has been developing mediation in agriculture as a specialist sector over the past couple of years and now has a designated Farming and Agribusiness section of trained accredited Mediators with expert knowledge and extensive experience of the farming and agribusiness sector.”
“Family farm disputes that need to be resolved have traditionally gone to Court,” said Pat Finn, MII’s Agriculture Sector Liaison officer, “The legal route to dispute resolution is costly and the issue may be heard in public. Furthermore, this process invariably leads to fractured personal relationships or loss of business relationships. Mediation offers a far better alternative to dispute resolution particularly for family farm disputes, whether they be within family or business disputes.”
This morning at the National Ploughing Championships the Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan officially launched the MII’s new information leaflet on mediation and its potential role in helping to resolve Family Farm Disputes.
* Please click HERE to download a copy of the new leaflet
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