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Using arbitration in family-law disputes
Mr Justice David Barniville at the Law Society (Pic: Jason Clarke)

10 May 2024 / mediation Print

Using arbitration in family-law disputes

The Ireland branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is to hold its Family Law Arbitration Conference on 4 July in Dublin.

The event will take place at the Dublin Dispute Resolution Centre in the Distillery Building, Church Street, Dublin (1pm to 4.45pm).

It is being held in conjunction with the Law Society, the Bar of Ireland, and the Family Lawyers Association of Ireland (FLAI).

The President of the High Court Mr Justice David Barniville will deliver an introduction, while there will be two panel discussions during the afternoon.

English experience

Arbitration has the potential to greatly assist in the resolution of family-law disputes, and the conference will examine the pros and cons of arbitration as an ADR (alternative dispute resolution).

It will also consider and reflect on the English experience, where arbitration has been successfully introduced to family law.

The organisers describe the conference as a “must-see event” for lawyers interested in improving the practice of family law, with speakers that include leading judges, arbitrators, family-law solicitors and barristers in Ireland and England.

The conference is free to attend but registration is required.

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