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Qualified with ADR Group and CEDR in 2004 and achieved a Diploma in Mediation, UCD in 2005
Founded Erwin Meditation Services in 2004.
Karen is one of the leading Mediators in Ireland, specialising in commercial and workplace mediation drawing on her experinece of being a commercial litigation partner in Ireland's largest law firm for 15 years. This married to her experinece as an executive director and General Counsel in The Irish Times newspaper give Karen a unique set of skills and experience to mediate.
Using her wide ranging experience Karen has designed a number of mediation models to better serve her clients and has tailored approaches in a pragmatic way to make it more likely that her clients can achieve thier desired outcome.
Over 60% of Karen's clients come either from personal recommendation or repeat business.
Karen is one of the most experienced Mediators in Ireland in the commercial and workplace field and has over 600 hours of mediation experience.
Her practice is mainly workplace and commercial mediation as well as multiparty cases.
Karen has a very flexible style of mediation - she concentrates on the wishes of the parties (i.e. to come to an agreement) and during any mediation will employ all her skills depending on the parties, their chemistry, their issues to assist them to come to an agreement. In workplace disputes there is a greater transformative element than in commercial which would tend to be more evaluative.
Workplace disputes including board room dipsutes between chairpersons and chief executives; interpersonal disputes in the workplace; bullying ,harassment and sexual harassment claims. Commercial disputes including intellectual property, banking, debt, contracts. Multiparty dipsutes including facilitating different groupings, factions and organisations changing and coming together. High net worth separating couples
The Mediators' Institute of Ireland - President
Irish Commercial Mediation Association - Council Member
The International Mediators' Institute - member of Standards Commission
The Law Society of Ireland
Law Council, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
The Insititue of Directors of Ireland
Diploma in Mediation, University College, Dublin
IMI Code of Professional Conduct
MII Code of Ethics
ADR Code of Ethics
Erwin Mediation Services Code of Practice
IMI Professional Conduct Assessment Process
The Law Society of Ireland compulsory insurance max €2 million