Welcome to Mediation Forum - Ireland.
Dear Panel Member or Visitor,
Welcome to the website of Mediation Forum-Ireland (MFI) from the originator - Paulyn Marrinan Quinn, S.C.
MFI provides a 'cutting edge' resouce and service which may assist you in the resolution of disputes. Through the Mediation Forum - Ireland referral service, we draw upon our network of trained Mediators to facilitate the resolution of civil disputes that are amenable to Mediation.
We can provide practical guidance and advice in respect of the use of Mediation and other non adversarial methods of conflict management to businesses, Institutions and organisations.
MFI grew out of the wing of the Post Graduate Diploma in Conflict and Dispute Resolution Studies (CDRS) at ISE-Trinity College Dublin University www.tcd.ie/ise
from which a rich resource of skilled ADR practitioners was emerging from the first academic year. .Over the years, these people from the Trinity post-graduate programme have been joined, on the MFI panel, by those who have completed bespoke mediation training workshops devised in a way to provide a high standard of practical training guided by the work and experience gained through directing the Post Graduate Studies - as Programme Co-ordinator - over a ten year period that witnessed the development of emerging processes in the resolution of disputes that are appropriate to early intervention without the need to go through the adversarial system of the Courts. I now conduct the ADR and Mediation teaching and training on the Court as Adjunct Assistant Professor
Those of you who are keenly following the development of ADRs and mediation in this, and other, jurisdictions will be aware of the inroduction of new Court Rules to promote mediation and conciliation in proceedings in the Superior Courts.
These Rules were introduced following provisional recommendations from the Law Reform Commission (LRC) in its Consultation Paper on alternative dispute resulution processes (ADRs). The Rules provide for a mechanism quite similar to the type used in the Commercial Court. The new provisions specify that the refusal or failure, without good reason, of a party to participate in mediation or conciliation may be taken into account by the Court when awarding costs.
More recently, there has been some debate and discussion , at the Draft Heads of Bill stage, in relation to proposed Mediation legislation. We welcome further debate and comment on the proposed measures as set out in the Draft Heads of Bill.
. For further information on this see the Department of Justice website.
Paulyn Marrinan Quinn SC, Mediator, Founder Conflict and Dispute Resolution Studies, Convenor Mediation Forum - Ireland
As Adjunct Professor – Mediation and ADR Studies ISE-Trinity College, Paulyn has worked in the area of ADRs since the 1990s when she served as the founding Insurance Ombudsman of Ireland.
To develop standards of best practice and a centre of excellence in this field of work, she founded the Post Graduate Programme in Trinity which she directed for over ten years until she handed over the co-ordinating role to Dr Gillian Wylie of Trinity College, in 2011. From this Post Graduate Programme, emerged experts from the public and private sector who were expanding their skills to engage in the practice of mediation and hence Mediation Forum - Ireland developed to harbour an expanding panel of skilled Mediators.
Paulyn has lectured in this area extensively at home and abroad. She was invited by the Dept. of Constitutional Affairs in the UK to address members of the Judiciary on Commercial Mediation when they were introducing the County Court annexed Mediation service. In 2006, she was invited, on the nomination of the Civil Mediation Council (CMC) to contribute to a major Conference when they were launching the Mediation Help Line in Birmingham.
As a former member of the Bar Council of Ireland's ADR and Arbitration Committee, she has directed a series of bespoke Accredited Mediation training programmes for members of the Irish Bar, the Westrern Bar of England and Wales , the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland and has been guest trainer on ADR professional development training courses at home - such as Guest Trainer with CPD Seminars - cpdseminars.ie.
Please contact CPD seminars for information about forthcoming Mediation Training Course which MFI is leading and accrediting.
There is an Introductory Course scheduled for May 10th and 11th 2013.
Among the professional groups she has trained are the Western Circuit of the Bar of England and Wales and the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland.
She has also advised in relation to the creation of bespoke ADR, Arbitration, Dispute Resolution and Mediation Schemes to a number of professional organisations and institutions.
Paulyn was a founding member and a past Vice Chair of the Irish Commercial Mediation Association (ICMA) icma.ie
Mediation Forum Ireland was nominated by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, as a Prescribed Body under Section 15 of the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 Continue...
Mediation Forum - Ireland provides a referral system which provides access to qualified practitioners. Through the MFI referral service, the disputing parties can draw upon our network of independent ADR practitioners and Mediators from within Ireland and from other countries. View Our Service for further details .. Our Service
Training and Consultancy
For the last decade we have been involved in devising and training for bespoke Mediation and Arbitration Schemes and have been engaged to monitor their implementation - providing the necessary guidance, training, and practice standards.
Upcoming Training Programmes.
Foundation and Accredited Mediator Training Courses -
Mediaton Forum - Ireland can advise on and devise bespoke complaint handling systems for organisations. We can provide coaching and advisory support in relation to dispute resolution processes and assist in the implementation of conflict management practices.
We are pleased to announce that CPD Seminars www.cpdseminars.ie have invited us to lead Mediation Training when they convene the bespoke two-day Foundation and AdvancedTraining Courses in Civil Mediation in 2013.
CPD Seminars was established in 2003 to provide a range of high-level professional training in many areas. Participants range from business to professional people and many have gone on to integrate mediation into their practice or business.
For next Mediation Training Courses call + 363 (0) 1 6790975
We welcome comments and contributions from our Forum members who have an interest in ensuring the wider use and development of conflict and dispute resolution methods. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The need for effective conflict management and dispute resolution policies and skills is as urgent in the workplace, business to business, business to customer as it is in the boardrooms of large corporations, institutions and other organisations where ongoing good relationships will benefit from resolving disputes in a non-adversorial way. Contact: email@example.com