Family Mediation in Ireland

Routledge
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This title was first published in 2002: After outlining the origins and development of family mediation on a world-wide basis, this book assesses family mediation services in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, within the context of the empirical and theoretical debates surrounding the practice. It is the first comprehensive study of the area in Ireland, appearing at an opportune time, due to the expansion of the service in the Republic and its virtual collapse in Northern Ireland. It argues that the service provided in the Republic of Ireland is appreciated by clients and is successful, although the issue of domestic violence remains. In contrast, it suggests that the absence of service provision in Northern Ireland is problematic, since it undermines consumer choice.
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Sinéad Conneely, Trinity College, Dublin. Academic qualifications are B.A LL.B (NUI), LL.M (Cantab). I will notify you of changes as in May I am completing the Bar exams and expect to have a Ph.D at Summer conferring.
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Routledge
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Published on
Nov 22, 2017
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Pages
298
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ISBN
9781351748308
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Language
English
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Genres
Law / Arbitration, Negotiation, Mediation
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