Community Law & Mediation is offering a free Community Mediation service

Did you know? Community Law & Mediation offers a free community mediation service for neighbours, siblings, communities in dispute. 

Community mediation can help to build more positive, peaceful and inclusive communities. It can play a key role in fostering a better sense of understanding, communication, and collaboration among community members. It does this by opening up channels of communication and helping people to work through their difficulties or disputes in a non-adversarial setting.  

To understand what community mediation is, we first need to understand mediation itself:

What is Mediation?

Mediation aims to help disputing parties find a mutual agreement. It’s a voluntary, private, and fair process. It avoids the need to take legal action. 

It is a process where two parties in a dispute (individuals, family members, community members) mutually agree to meet with professional and impartial mediators to resolve conflicts, disputes, or other contentious issues, without the need to take costly or emotionally draining legal action. 

What is the role of the Mediator?

The main role of a mediator is to be impartial, to treat all parties fairly and to manage the mediation process. Their job is to facilitate the two parties to communicate effectively and consider the issues with a view of parties mutually agreeing an outcome.    

What is Community Mediation?

Community mediation helps members of a community, neighbours, tenants and landlords to resolve disputes in a non-adversarial setting. Disputes often arise over noise, litter, disputes over boundaries or common areas, between tenants and landlord disputes, siblings, and more. 

Community mediation is a means for community members and neighbours to resolve disputes, without the need to take legal action. 

It actively works to improve the quality of life for those living in a community, enabling them to live together in harmony. 

What issues can community mediation help with? 

The types of issues that community mediation can help with include: 

  • Noise complaints 
  • Disputes over boundaries or common areas.
  • Disputes over pets (such as barking dogs) 
  • Disputes between siblings relating to the care of an elderly parent. 
  • Tenant and landlord disputes. 

What are the benefits of community mediation? 

  • Allowing conflicting community members, siblings, or family members to work resolve their dispute in a non-adversarial setting. 
  • It is a voluntary, private, and fair process. 
  • CLM’s mediation services are free and confidential. 

To book into our free community mediation service, please contact us on 01-847 7804. Alternatively, email mediationadmin@communitylawandmediation.ie to find out more about mediation and conflict coaching and the process involved. 

All of our conflict coaches and mediators have completed conflict management training and received accreditation from the Mediator’s Institute of Ireland.