Jim is a Mediator Institute of Ireland approved Mediator, he specialises in organisational and workplace mediation
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a process in which an independent, neutral Mediator assists two or more disputing parties in resolving the dispute in a collaborative, consensual manner.
“Mediation is the most significant development in dispute resolution in my lifetime. The development of Mediation has been a dynamic break-through in how we resolve our differences. The practice of mediation will come to dominate the landscape of dispute resolution. This will happen simply because Mediation is such an effective way of resolving disputes. I passionately believe in Mediation’s potential to resolve even the most complex, intractable disputes. But it goes much further – in fostering resolution through negotiation rather than confrontation Mediation creates resolutions which last and promote well-being and happiness.”
How does Mediation work?
The structure of the mediation process will vary depending on the type of dispute. Generally, an agreement to Mediate will be signed at the outset and the mediator will then meet with the parties together and / or separately, over the course of one day or in sessions over a number of days or weeks. Solicitors or other advisors may attend mediation sessions if required. If agreement is reached this will be recorded and signed at the mediation, and further steps which may be required to make the agreement legally enforceable may follow.