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BELFAST PLAYS HOST TO INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION CONFERENCE

BELFAST PLAYS HOST TO INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION CONFERENCE

12 May 2014

The growth of Mediation as a means of resolving legal or business disputes was highlighted at an International Mediation Conference which took place in Belfast from Thursday 8th and Friday 9th May 2014.

The international conference which had been organised by the Commonwealth Lawyers Association in conjunction with the Law Society of Northern Ireland, the Dispute Resolution Service and the University of Ulster aims to showcase Northern Ireland as a centre for mediation excellance throughout Europe and wider afield.

Delegates from as far afield as Canada and India attended the two day conference which focussed on themes including confidentiality in mediation and mediation in divorce and commericial cases. 

A highly impressive programme had been organised including contributions from Lord Dyson, Master of the Rolls, Lord Kerr of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and professor Laurence Boulle author of many leading publications. 

Speaking` after the conference, Brian Speers from the Law Society said:

"We are delighted by the success of the conference and the visit from so many international delegates to Belfast. This will go someway to establishing Northern Ireland as a mediation capital".