Consultation opens on funding mediation through legal aid in non-family civil cases

Proposals on how to fund mediation in non-family civil cases where legal aid has been granted have gone out for consultation.

Published 5 May 2021

High Court: €990,000 settlement for boy suffering from narcolepsy due to swine flu vaccine

The High Court has refused an application to increase a compensation award for a boy who developed narcolepsy and cataplexy after receiving the swine flu vaccine. The court had previously approved the general terms of a settlement agreement in November 2020 between the boy and the defendants, but the issue of quantum was not finalised.

Published 1 March 2021

John Sturrock QC reflects on mediation and negotiation in new book

Mediator John Sturrock QC has published a collection of articles and blog posts he has written in recent years, containing reflections on mediation, negotiation, politics and other topics, including the current pandemic.

Published 23 June 2020

New book explores how to maintain relationships in a pandemic

A new book with contributions from Irish mediators offers advice on how to maintain relationships during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 15 May 2020

Trainees take silver in mediation competition

Trainees studying at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) have been congratulated after coming second at the UK Student Mediation Competition 2020 in Glasgow.

Published 28 January 2020

Community Law & Mediation delivered 1,360 hours of mediation last year

Community Law & Mediation (CLM) delivered 1,360 hours of free mediation services last year, helping to resolve more than 150 disputes.

Published 8 October 2019

Mediators pay tribute to Peter Cassells on retirement from Maynooth

Tributes have been paid to Peter Cassells for his contribution to mediation following his retirement as executive director of the Edward M Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention at Maynooth University.

Published 1 October 2019

Law Society Mediation Services holds first board meeting

The management board of the new Law Society Mediation Services (LSMS) has met for the first time.

Published 20 September 2019

Bill Holohan to step down from Mediators' Institute and Irish Maritime Law Association

Cork solicitor Bill Holohan is stepping down from his positions in the Mediators' Institute of Ireland (MII) and the Irish Maritime Law Association (IMLA).

Published 14 August 2019

Dozens of countries sign up to new UN convention on mediation

A new UN convention providing for the enforcement of cross-border mediated agreements has been signed by dozens of countries.

Published 8 August 2019

Boy who sued hospital over birth problems settles for €7.25m

A boy who sued a hospital over circumstances of his birth has settled his High Court action for €7.25million.

Published 24 June 2019

American mediator Tim Hicks to address Dublin event

American mediation expert Tim Hicks will discuss his new book, which explores te neuroscience underpinning conflict and communication, at a private Mediators' Institute of Ireland (MII) event next week.

Published 7 June 2019

Family law specialist Karen Tobin qualifies in mediation

Family law solicitor Karen Tobin of Cork firm Comyn Kelleher Tobin (CKT) has qualified as a mediator.

Published 13 May 2019

Mr Justice Gilligan addresses commercial mediation conference

Mr Justice Paul Gilligan delivered the opening address at a recent Irish Commercial Mediation Association (ICMA) conference on overcoming difficulties during mediation.

Published 9 April 2019

Mediation training course graduates presented with certificates

Over a dozen Northern Ireland lawyers have received certificates after completing eight weeks of training in mediation at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS).

Published 29 March 2019