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15 June 2018

New IPLS Mediation Course Launched

The Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) at Queen’s University invites registrations from solicitors, barristers and members of the Judiciary wishing to attend a Mediation Training Course in Autumn 2018.

The IPLS mediation course offers training in civil and commercial mediation and comprises 40+ hours including training, private study, lectures, practical exercises, reflective learning and group study over an 8 week period. The course includes assessment feedback to all participants. This is the longest established lawyer’s mediation training course in Northern Ireland.

The course will run for 8 evenings each Wednesday from 5 September 2018 until the end of October 2018 at IPLS Lennoxvale, Belfast. There will also be an all day Saturday programme on 20 October 2018.

The course is delivered by experienced local practitioners:-

  • Brian Speers, Solicitor, Mediator.

  • David Gaston, Solicitor, Mediator.

  • Alva Brangam Q.C. Mediator.

Additional local legal practitioner mediators (solicitors and barristers and Judges) support the formal lectures and tutorial input. Attendance at the course will allow an application to be made for inclusion on the Law Society Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) mediator's panel. Participation and completion of the course is accepted as approved training for purposes of the DRS and the Bar Mediation panels.

The nature of the course means that the maximum numbers attending is restricted and anyone interested is asked to apply immediately. The course is open to solicitors and barristers with 5 years post qualification experience and to members of the Judiciary.

The cost will be £1,950.00 per person.

This compares extremely favourably with mediation training course fees offered by other providers.

If you wish to take up a place please contact:

Claire Armstrong

Institute of Professional Legal Studies, 10 Lennoxvale, Belfast, BT9 5BY.

Tel. No. 028 90 976521

c.a.amstrong@qub.ac.uk

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