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Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Ireland: A Handbook for Family Lawyers and Their Clients

An authoritative and practical guide to family mediation and collaborative law.

Publisher: Family Law
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781846613296
Publisher: Family Law

Product description

Why should you buy Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Ireland: A Handbook for Family Lawyers and Their Clients


Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Irish family law is a huge growth area which is being promoted both by government, at a policy level and by statute, and also by knowledgeable clients. The economic climate has facilitated a shift toward cost saving and non-court resolution options such as collaborative practice and mediation. The draft Mediation Bill 2012 provides that solicitors and barristers have a duty to provide information and advice on mediation.

Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Ireland is the first title on this topic devoted to the requirements of the Irish market and will assist family lawyers to embrace ADR as an integral part of their practice and educate family law clients on the workings and advantages of ADR.


"clear and practical approach ... this book should rank as a must-read work of reference and an invaluable acquisition for any professional involved in this complex and sensitive area." Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor,Richmond Green Chambers To read or listen to the full review click here

"a very useful addition to every lawyers library ... interesting contributions from well-known family lawyers and mediators” Joan O’Mahony, Dublin Solicitors Bar Association, The Parchment, Autumn 2012, Issue 53

"This book is very comprehensive and accessible to practitioners as we as family law clients. It also highlights the advantages and disadvantages of the process" Dr Aisling Parkes, University College Cork

Table of contents

- Development of Family Law in Ireland since the introduction of Judicial Separation and Divorce
- The Adversarial Nature of the Family Court System
- Lack of Resources Within Current System
- Mediation
- Collaborative Practice
- Neutral Experts in Family ADR
- Finality Within Reason

- Frequently Asked Questions About Mediation
- Frequently Asked Questions About Collaborative Practice
- Agreement to Mediate
- Mediation Information Form
- Open Financial Statement
- Memorandum of Understanding
- The Mediators' Institute of Ireland MII Code of Ethics and Draft Mediation and Conciliation Bill 2010
- Draft General Scheme of Mediation Bill 2012
- Participation Agreement
- Retainer Agreement
- Affidavit of Means
- Expectation of Conduct Sheet
- Directive 2008/52/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters
- Cross-Border Mediation (EU Directive) Regulations 2011, SI 2011/1133Resources/Support Services
- Law Reform Commission Summary of Recommendations
- HSE Standard Form for Reporting Child Protection and/or Welfare Concerns
- Biographies of Contributors
- Bibliography and recommended further reading