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Mediation Awareness Week 2016

Mediation Awareness Week, 10th to 15th October 2016, will highlight the benefits of mediation and the opportunity it offers to resolve conflict right across our society. During this week, mediators from community groups, professional bodies, educational establishments, public bodies and family interest groups will give their time voluntarily to help the Irish public understand what mediation is and the important role it can play in resolving disputes between individuals, businesses and community organisations. 

In September 2015, Chambers Ireland launched a service, the Business and Commercial Mediation Scheme. The initiative was developed by a cross section of bodies (Chambers Ireland, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Law Society, the Bar Council of Ireland and the Mediator’s Institute of Ireland) with the objective of promoting the use of mediation as a cost and resource efficient way for businesses to resolve commercial disputes. The scheme is also supported by the Courts Service of Ireland.

As part of our support for Mediation Awareness Week, we encourage chambers to host events for their members on the benefits of mediation for business. If you chamber is interested in hosting such an event, please contact emma.kerins@chambers.ie for more information.

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