2016 | Diciembre 30
Solicitors and barristers will be obliged to advise their clients to consider using mediation to resolve disputes under a new Bill to be published in 2017.
Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald will bring the Mediation Bill to Cabinet early in the new year.
It will introduce an obligation on solicitors and barristers to advise parties to disputes to consider using mediation as a means of resolving them.
In addition, when court proceedings are launched, it will also oblige the parties to confirm to the court they have been advised about the mediation option, and have considered it.