Keith Kelliher has been nominated as a panel mediator, by the CIArb Irish Branch as one of the participating Nominating Bodies for the Chambers Ireland Business and Commercial Mediation Pilot Scheme.
The Pilot Scheme to be known as "The Business and Commercial Mediation Pilot Scheme", which was officially launched on the 8th October 2015, was developed by a cross section of bodies (Chambers Ireland, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the Law Society, the Bar Council of Ireland and the Mediator’s Institute of Ireland (MII)), with each body nominating suitably qualified and experienced mediators to a panel.
The stated objective of the Scheme is of promoting the use of mediation as a cost and resource efficient way for businesses to resolve commercial disputes. The scheme is also supported by the Courts Service of Ireland.
Keith Kelliher is the current PRO of CIArb Irish Branch, been a certified Member of the Mediators Institute of Ireland and an Accredited Mediator, having been accredited by ADR / Friary Law. Keith is also a faculty member of the CIArb Educational and Training.
What kinds of cases are suitable for mediation under the Scheme? Provided both parties are willing to mediate, all kinds of business disputes can be resolved through mediation, including for example:
Should parties be interested in having a dispute referred to the Business and Commercial Mediation Pilot Scheme, they should contact Chambers Ireland to have the case referred to a Review Panel. They can download a referral form from the Chambers Ireland website detailing the nature of the dispute and send it to email@example.com.
The Review Panel will comprise of one representative of MII, CIArb, the Bar Council and the Law Society, who review any cases that are submitted. The Review Panel then ascertain whether the case is suitable for mediation, and if so, who is best placed to mediate the case which will then be referred to a suitable mediator from the Panel of Mediators who will organise the initial consultation with the requesting participant.
An initial consultation with the requesting participant will be held at no cost, at the end of which an estimate of the likely fee will be provided in writing. The designated mediator will be responsible for the sourcing of a venue and agreeing a price with the requesting participant.
Further Information can be obtained from Chambers Ireland.