A student will be tasked with providing desk research, essentially a literature review of relevant, pertinent, academic peer-reviewed material for Family Mediation NI, to assist them in their future development and progress.
A student will identify from theUniversity's journal databases relevant and useful academic articles dealing with therole, effectiveness and impact of family mediation in the resolution of family lawdisputes. This is particularly relevant in light of the recommendations of the Civil andFamily Justice review recently conducted by Lord Justice Gillen. This Review willinfluence change in this sector and FMNI may well be part of that change, and thisliterature review will be useful to FMNI in preparing for these changes andconsidering what role it may play. FMNI, as a small local NGO, does not have theresources to conduct even this type of exercise and there is a danger that its ability tocontribute to the aforementioned Review process will be hampered unless it has thesort of 'grounding' research support that would be offered in this way.
The student will:
The student will be required to write a 800 -1,000 word reflective evaluation of the experience.
Ciaran is a Senior Lecturer at Ulster University’s School of Law. His teaching, research and legal practice interests include employment law (particularly equality law), public law (especially devolution and the constitutional arrangements), and Human Rights law.