Mediation Act 2017
The passing, by the Oireachtas, of the Mediation Act, 2017 (the Act) is very much welcomed by many in Ireland.
The Mediation Act 2017 was enacted on 2 October, 2017. The Act contains provisions for a comprehensive statutory framework to promote the resolution of disputes through mediation as an alternative to court proceedings. The underlying objective of the Act is to promote mediation as a viable, effective and efficient alternative to court proceedings, thereby reducing legal costs, speeding up the resolution of disputes and reducing the stress and acrimony which often accompanies court proceedings.
Department of Justice (2020).