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The Mediation Act 2017 places mediation at the heart of the civil justice system in Ireland and protects some of the key principles of mediation. This article discusses neutrality, one of these principles. The article shows how neutrality is discussed by two sets of mediation stakeholders (clients and mediators). Using two data sets, the article demonstrates that both groups recognize the influence of neutrality on the mediation process. At the same time, the article shows that the manner in which both groups discuss neutrality is different.
Cheevers A. Neutrality in Irish mediation, one concept, different meanings. Conflict Resolution Quarterly. 2020;37:253–272. https://doi.org/10.1002/crq.21273
Sunderland School of Law, University College Dublin
Conflict Resolution Quarterly