Family Farm and Boundary Disputes
The smooth succession and transfer of the farm and its work from one generation to another can give rise to difficulties in relation to living accommodation and control. EMS and Mediation, can be used very successfully in enabling the parties to come to a mutually beneficial arrangement.
In order to help the family to come to an acceptable accommodation about the farm, the farmhouse and other assets, the mediator speaks to each family member confidentially to find out their ideal solution and using that knowledge can facilitate a discussion that hopefully ends with an agreement that satisfies all the relevant family members.
Frequently, disputes arise in relation to adjoining lands, the boundary which appears on the map may not reflect the boundary on the ground. These disputes can be incredibly acrimonious and the mediator can help by not only facilitating a discussion between the land owner but also by using expert mediators to help plot the new agreed boundary on the land.
Benefits of Mediation in Family Farm and Boundary Disputes
- Mediation provides a safe space for all members to express their views without fear of judgement
- Mediation helps to protect family relationships
- Mediation can help to provide creative solutions to challenging situations
- Mediation is quick and cost effective
Why work with Us
- Ethics and Expertise
Karen Erwin is our principal Mediator. Karen has extensive experience in mediating farm and boundary disputes. Karen is a qualified legal professional and as such she is able to draft legally binding documents expediently and efficiently. She works nationally and internationally and is a leader in her field both in Ireland and abroad. Karen is a strong mediator who is skilled in handling challenging / difficult mediations. Karen, and all of our mediators agree to the MII code of conduct and the Mediation Act 2017 which sets out the ground rules for how mediators conduct themselves.
- Organisation and Administration
At EMS we organise and administer all aspects of the mediation, co-ordinating all of the parties involved and managing all documentation. We are also qualified to draft legally binding agreements in-house with immediate effect.
- Aftercare and Ongoing Relationship
We believe that it is important to ensure that all parties are have a successful outcome to the mediation and provide a post mediation service to ensure that the mediation has had the desired outcomes and to provide the basis for an ongoing relationship.