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UK Mediation Competition 2015

IPLS Runners up in National Mediation Competition


Since our undergraduate days, we had all been well and reliably informed that mediation was to be a permanent feature in the legal landscape of Northern Ireland, and that we would be wise to become involved as soon as possible. To become involved and to be recognised as (very close) runners-up in the UK National Mediation Competition, in a competition of 20 universities and law schools, was indeed very worthwhile for our four-person team representing the IPLS.

Beyond the scoreboard, the skills we each learnt and developed during our preparation, aided by Barbara Jemphrey from IPLS and by attending the Mediation Conference at UUJ in May 2014, and during the actual competition held at Kingston University, London will no doubt prove extremely useful to us all and hopefully keep the appreciation of alternative dispute resolution fresh in our minds.

(Pictured: Steven Adams (Pinsent Masons); Niamh Hargan (Carson McDowell); Paul Eastwood (Tughans); and Christopher Owens (Wilson Nesbitt)


Paul Eastwood


Institute of Professional Legal Studies
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Belfast   BT9 5BY

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