Mediation: Mediation's evolution is almost complete
Mediation now has a significant role in dispute resolution, but the Mediation Bill suggests we may be in for soft touch regulation, writes Dave Boland.
It may be a legacy of the common law roots of our legal system, but the fact remains that mediation does not, as yet, play a particularly large role in the resolution of our disputes.
The situation could have been very different had the Brehon Laws - the law of the land between the 13th and 17th centuries - been allowed to thrive, given the fact that the role of the Brehon lawyer was more...
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