CIArb Ireland promotes Project Management to Avoid Disputes in Construction

By ciarbadmin Monday, 9th April 2018 | 0 comments
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Construction is a high-risk business. Delays and differences between parties are common. By its very nature, the delivery of a construction project is a dynamic process, this requires members of project teams to work together to fine-tune and adjust the detailed project requirements, designs and construction methods, sequence, resources, and logistics. However, considerable project resources... click here for the full article.

Review of the Administration of Civil Justice

By ciarbadmin Thursday, 11th January 2018 | 0 comments
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The branch is currently putting together a submission in relation to the recently announced Review of the Administration of Civil Justice and the contributions and views of members would be most welcome. For more information please see:

Mediation Act 2017

By ciarbadmin Thursday, 11th January 2018 | 0 comments
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The Mediation Act 2017 came into operation on 1st January 2018. The Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan said he believes the Act will speed up the resolution of disputes, reduce legal costs associated with such disputes and reduce or avoid the stress involved in adversarial court proceedings. Up to now mediation has been seen as a well-intentioned alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process but without teeth. The Act changes all that and formally puts mediation on a legal footing. Legal requirements are now imposed on mediators and protections have been put in place for the parties. The Act supports mediation as a confidential, cost-effective, time-efficient process in which parties in a dispute resolve their difficulties with the assistance of an independent, experienced, trained mediator. Before commencing civil legal proceedings a party is now obliged to consider mediation instead of court proceedings with a legal requirement on solicitors to explain the process and benefits. Parties already in litigation can pause the legal process and go to mediation with the assistance of the Courts.

Presidential Signing of the Mediation Act

By ciarbadmin Tuesday, 3rd October 2017 | 0 comments
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CIArb Ireland welcomes the signing by the President, Michael C. Higgins, of the Mediation Act.  Solicitors and barristers now have a statutory obligation to advise their clients of the mediation option and provide information on mediation services, including details of mediators, information about the advantages and benefits of mediation, information on confidentiality obligations and the enforceability of mediation settlements.  Click here for press release for CIArb Ireland Chairman Bill Holohan. 

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