Advanced Diploma in Mediation

New course launching Spring 2021

INTRODUCTION

Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms have never been of greater importance than they are at present. In particular, mediation and access to qualified mediators is becoming a key feature of the Irish legal system, in part thanks to the coming into force of the Mediation Act, 2017.

Starting in Spring 2021, King’s Inns will be launching an exciting new course in mediation.

PROGRAMME AIMS 

This course aims to equip participants with the practical skills required to act as a mediator in a range of circumstances. 

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

This course is suitable for both lawyers and non–lawyers. Whether you would like to be equipped to mediate a formal legal dispute, or a dispute between members of a club, society or other body, this course will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to mediate. 

COURSE COORDINATOR

The coordinator of the course is Cathrina Keville BL.

COURSE CONTENT AND DELIVERY

Delivery will be part–time over weekends, starting in Spring 2021 (dates TBC). 

There will be some lecture style sessions that can be streamed online, but the majority of the course will take place in small group, interactive workshops facilitated by leading experts. 

We aim to deliver this course via teaching in person but will be able to switch to online delivery should that be required as a result of public health restrictions. 

This course will cover key topics including:

  • Conflict
  • Mediation
  • Process phases of Mediation
  • Mediation and communication skills
  • Use of negotiation skills, tactics and strategies
  • Regulation of Mediation and related issues
  • Ethical principles of Mediation
  • Online mediation

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