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ACP Conference

Court-based resolution of family disputes will be seen within the next decade as an alternative dispute resolution model in Ireland as Collaborative Practice becomes the mainstream resolution process.

So predicted solicitor Patrica Mallon, chairperson of the Association of Collaborative Practitioners in Ireland (ACP) who hosted the  European Collaborative Law Conference which was held in Cork on May 2nd and 3rd.

Based on a system developed in the U.S. in 1990, Collaborative Law is now the fastest growing “movement” within international law. The collaborative model is radical in its approach and seeks to achieve dispute resolution without recourse to court. The participating lawyers and other suitably trained professionals working as a team, aim to achieve resolution based on dialogue, compromise and mutual respect.
The Guest of Honour at the event was the President Mary McAleese. Also in attendence were the Attorney General, Paul Gallagher SC and the then Minister for Justice Brian Lenihan
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