Mediation and Conciliation in IrelandNovember 2010
Changes to the Rules of the Superior Courts
Mediation and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) offer a relatively quick and speedy method of resolving disputes when compared to the alternatives of litigation and arbitration. Mediation and conciliation are now commonly seen in the dispute resolution provisions of professional appointments and other standard form contracts and use of mediation has been promoted by the Irish Commercial Court since it was set up in 2004.
The use of mediation is now likely to become increasingly common in High Court litigation outside the Commercial Court following the introduction of Order 56A and Order 99 Rule 1B of the Rules of the Superior Courts both of which came into force on 16 November 2010.
Stephen Chessher and Sean Carr provide more details.
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