If you need a mediator, contact:
John G. Murphy
Mediation is a practical solution for keeping disputes out of the Courts. Where a dispute arises, the parties can appoint a mediator who will facilitate discussions in an impartial and non-judgemental manner, in an effort to encourage the parties to reach an agreement. At John A. Sinnott Solicitors, we have always encouraged mediation. However, since 7th October 2017, Irish Law imposes a statutory obligation on solictiors to ensure that mediatiion is considered by clients in a potential litigious dispute.
By appointing a mediator, the parties can save substantial sums of money on legal costs while at the same time keeping their dispute out of the public domain. The potential benefits far outweigh the risks involved in litigation costs. Unreasonable refusal to try mediation may result in legal cost penalties against the refusing party.
Whilst court action is sometimes unavoidable, we strongly recommend that mediation should be considered at an early stage in an effort to resolve the dispute. Mediation is part of what is known as ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) designed as an alternative to "going to Court". Other forms of ADR are Arbitration, Conciliation and Ombudsmen.
At John A. Sinnott Solicitors, we are available to facilitate all types of mediation and act as mediators for:
- Commercial Disputes
- Family Disputes
- Debt Issues
- Inheritance Matters