04 June 2019
Mediation in the Commonwealth - A New Perspective
Members of the legal profession in Northern Ireland were in
attendance for a unique event taking place this week at Law Society house in
Belfast on the theme of mediation.
The event entitled Mediation – a Commonwealth perspective had
been organised by the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) and
provided those attending with an insight into the important and changing role
which mediation now plays in dispute resolution in Commonwealth countries.
Those attending the event heard from a number of key note speakers
including the Right Honourable, Sir Declan Morgan, the Lord Chief Justice for
Northern Ireland and Brian Speers, the new President of the Commonwealth
Also speaking at the event was guest speaker, Mr Justice Vasheist
Kokaram from the High Court of Trinidad and Tobago who provided his unique
perspective on mediation.
More locally, Gary Adair, Partner and head of the Commercial
Disputes Team at Wilson Nesbitt Solicitors in Belfast spoke on who will recent
on the recent Judicial Review judgement on mediation and legal aid.
Commenting the President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association,
Brian Speers said:
“This event highlights the growing importance of
mediation as a means to resolve disputes in commonwealth countries. It is
evident from our that speakers that mediation continues to provide effective
solutions in in an ever increasing complex legal landscape”.
Gary Adair, solicitor,The Rt Hon Sir Declan Morgan, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, CLA President, Brian Speers, Mr Justice Vasheist Kokaram, High Court, Trinidad and Tobago
Gary Adair, solicitor, Sir Declan Morgan, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, Santhaan Krishnan former CLA President, Brian Speers, CLA President & Mr Justice Vasheist Kokaram, High Court, Trinida
CLA President, Brian Speers,
Sir Declan Morgan, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
Gary Adair, solicitor from Wilson Nesbitt solicitors
Mr Justice Vasheist Kokaram, High Court, Trinidad and Tobago
Questions from the audience