Senior Partner, Brian Speers attended the SADCLA Conference in Gaborone, Botswana

Senior Partner Brian Speers further extended his international reputation in the area of mediation when he attended the AGM of the Southern Africa Development Community Lawyers Association (SADCLA) in Gaborone, Botswana from 9th to 11th August.  Speaking as a guest of the Law Society of Botswana and in his capacity as Vice President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association Brian spoke of the challenges of establishing mediation within sometimes resistant legal professions and explained the UK…

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Partner Brian Speers contributes to a new book EU Mediation Law Handbook

Partner Brian Speers was honoured to contribute to a new publication - EU Mediation Law Handbook. This substantial books considers mediation in all the member states and Brian contributed the chapter dealing with mediation in Northern Ireland.

Brian is growing international recognition for his work as mediator and as a mediator trainer, and in March chaired a mediation panel discussion at the Commonwealth Lawyers Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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Brian Speers Chairs an event: International Perspectives on Mediation

Senior Partner Brian Speers speaking as Chair of the Dispute Resolution Service at an event attended by nearly 200 lawyers on 5th October.  The event was entitled “International Perspectives on Mediation” and Brian chaired a panel of speakers including Sir Paul Girvan former Lord Justice of Appeal, Dr Martin Brink Chair of the Commercial Mediation Association The Netherlands and Alex Ward President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association from Adelaide Australia.


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Brian Speers delivered mediation training to lawyers in Windhoek, Namibia

Partner Brian Speers who has been described as a “pioneer” of mediation in Northern Ireland delivered training in February 2016 to lawyers in Namibia.  As part of an initiative between the Law Society of Namibia and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association or CLA (on which Brian serves as a Council member and as a member of the Executive Committee) the CLA agreed to deliver in country training for lawyers interested in mediation.  Brian devised the training programme and delivered the...

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