Mediation Conference: Forging a mediation practice: What next?

Date: Friday 12th May 2023

Time: 2pm to 5pm

Location: Distillery Building

The Bar of Ireland in partnership with King’s Inns, is hosting an in–person conference on “Forging a career as a Mediator: what next?”.

Mediation is a growing alternative to litigation.  It is given special recognition in our civil justice system by the Mediation Act of 2017.

If you are a practitioner that is considering entering this area, this 3 hour conference is for you.

You will hear from leading practitioners on:-

  • How you can become a successful mediator
  • Why mediation is a growth area
  • How you can develop your mediation practice, win business and clients – bridging the gap between qualifying as a mediator and becoming a successful mediator Public policy considerations in mediation
  • If you need to specialise and what training is required

Speakers Include:

  • The Hon Ms Justice Nuala Butler, Judge of the Court of Appeal
  • Hugh Mohan SC, Chair of Council of King's Inns
  • Teresa Blake SC & Cathrina Keville BL, Co-designers of King's Inns' advanced diploma in Mediation
  • Ber Barry-Murray, Council President of the MII 
  • Andrea O'Neill, The MII and Irish Red Cross
  • Ciaran Breen, State Claim Agency
  • Karyn Harty, Partner & head of litigation, Dentons
  • Keelin O'Reilly, Pathways to Success
  • Arran Dowling Hussey BL
  • Cathy Smith SC
  • Cormac O'Dualachán SC
  • Alison Walker BL

This event is free – suggested donation of €30 per head to the Irish Red Cross Mediation Project. (you can adjust the donation accordingly)

A reminder will be sent out one hour before the conference begins

3 CPD hours

**Competency Domain Addressed:**Advocacy, Dispute Resolution and Negotiation


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