In today’s Irish Times it is reported that the court has been urging members of a family to mediate in a dispute over their hotel business.
In another example of the courts viewing the vital role mediation can play in resolving disputes in the travel and hospitality sectors, Mr Justice David Barnville encouraged mediation when issuing directions in the case. It had been suggested by counsel that due to deep personal issues another attempt at mediation should be attempted (there had been a previous mediation). This was not opposed.
The parties are due before the court in June, and hopefully by then they will have mediated a mutually accepted settlement.