Mediation is a confidential process, which is driven by the parties, who participate voluntarily and in good faith. It is a means of resolving issues that have arisen, leading to dispute or conflict, facilitated by a mediator. The mediator’s role is to facilitate and encourage open communication and full-disclosure between the parties in an atmosphere of co-operation and responsibility, to reach an agreement that they both find acceptable. Mediation creates a platform for non-adversarial discussion and, hopefully, leads to a better understanding of the nature of conflict such that similar disputes could be avoided in future.

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” – Henry David Thoreau

What kinds of conflict can ARC help me resolve?

Our mediators have a range of skills and experience applicable to many kinds of disputes but we specialise in resolving the following:

Family Mediation

  • Agreeing terms for divorce and legal separation
  • Resolving probate disputes where a will has been contested
  • Agreeing terms for the care of elderly relatives – “elder mediation”
  • Agreeing succession plans for family-run farms (to meet Teagasc recommendations)

Workplace Mediation

  • Improving communications between employees in dispute
  • Facilitating cooperation between business owners in dispute
  • Creating workplans with work colleagues who are no longer cooperating or working together effectively
  • Negotiating settlements for employees exiting your workforce, including in cases where there’s existing litigation under employment law.

Commercial Mediation

  • Agreeing settlements for breach-of-contract disputes
  • Agreeing settlements for personal injury litigation
  • Resolving shareholder/partner disputes
  • Negotiating buy-ins and buy-outs of business relationships
  • Agreeing succession-plans for businesses

Community Mediation