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Sabine Walsh


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Sabine became a full time mediator having left legal practice in 2009. She has a broad ranging private practice. She is Programme Director and Lecturer on the Postgraduate Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution at St. Angela’s College, Sligo (NUIG), and also provides mediation training for other agencies, including the Law Society.

She is a certified international family mediator, a trained Professional Practice Consultant and holds qualifications in Online Dispute Resolution and Higher Education. She is one of the regular writers for the Kluwer Mediation Blog ( and is co-editing their EU Mediation Handbook.

She is President of the Mediator’s Institute of Ireland, a member of the Law Society of Ireland’s Panel of Mediators and Chair of the Mediation Working Group for the Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition, Vienna. She lives in the Northwest of Ireland with her husband, two children and 360 sheep and likes to run marathons when not mediating.


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  • Owner at Sabine Walsh Mediation

    From Jul, 2009 to Present

    I’m an independent accredited mediator, trainer and academic providing mediation services and mediation training.
    My mediation service provides an alternative method of resolving both interpersonal and commercial disputes. I am based in Sligo and provide private client mediation services in the Northwest of Ireland, as well as international and cross border mediation services through online mediation. I specialise in family, employment, civil and commercial disputes, as well as cross-border disputes.


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  • Law Society of Ireland & Dublin Institute of Technology (Postgraduate Certificate in Learning Teaching and Assessment)

    From Feb, 2013 to May, 2013

  • TIM Training in International Mediation (Certified International Family Mediator)

    From Sep, 2011 to Oct, 2011

  • Juripax (Certified Online Mediator)

    From Aug, 2010 to Aug, 2010

  • Friarylaw (Certified Mediator)

    From Jul, 2009 to Jul, 2009

  • National University of Ireland, Galway (LLM)

    From Jan, 2002 to Apr, 2004

  • Law Society of Ireland (Solicitor)

    From Aug, 2000 to May, 2001

  • Trinity College Dublin (Bachelor of Law (LLB))

    From Sep, 1992 to Jun, 1996