New Look Conciliation Service

Article Posted: 10th Dec 2013

Ian Cochrane, former Industrial Relations adviser on the Island, is now providing the independent Conciliation Service for the Society. The Conciliation scheme has been evolving over the years to provide an effective mechanism, whereby informal service complaints against Advocates can be addressed. Ian brings to the role his considerable mediation skills and experience and is independent of the Society and its advocates. Whilst the service cannot address issues of professional misconduct or assessment of bills it can tackle issues which relate to the manner in which legal services have been delivered. Jane O’Rourke, the Society’s CEO says ” Ian’s contribution to the Conciliation Service will be of immense value. He is noted for his pragmatism and ability to see the core issues. The Society is delighted to be working with him in delivering this important service.”