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Mr Charlie Irvine

Senior Teaching Fellow


Personal statement

I am Course Leader on the LLM/MSc/PGDip in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, which has been running at Strathclyde Law School since 2009.  I am a practising mediator and Director of University of Strathclyde Mediation Clinic, providing small claims mediation at Glasgow Sheriff Court.  My research interests include mediation in the justice system, the role of emotion in conflict and the wider use of mediatory approaches in society.  I am currently a PhD candidate at Queen Margaret University where my subject is mediation and justice.


Irvine Charles
EU Mediation Law HandbookGlobal Trends in Dispute Resolution Vol 7, (2017)
Explorative Mediation at Work: The Importance of Dialogue for Mediation Practice Roger Seaman (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
Irvine Charles
Mediation Theory and Practice Vol 2, pp. 89-92, (2017)
Mediation and emotions : perception and regulation
Irvine Charles, Farrington Laurel Rose
The Emotional Dynamics of Law and Legal DiscourseThe Emotional Dynamics of Law and Legal Discourse, (2016)
Responding to Sectarianism, Final Report, Part I : Community Dialogue as a Response to Sectarianism
Irvine Charles
Decision Making and Consensus : A Report for the Panel on Review and Reform
Irvine Charles
Church of Scotland General Assembly Blue Book, (2015)
What do we know about mediators? : a short literature review
Wilson Barbara, Irvine Charles

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Professional activities

International Symposium on ADR and Justice
American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Conference
Mediate Scotland 2015
Family Law Association Annual General Meeting
Keynote/plenary speaker
7th Annual International INADR World Congress
Keynote/plenary speaker
Scottish Discrimination Law Association Annual Conference
Invited speaker

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Training for sheriffs in using mediation
Irvine, Charles (Principal Investigator)
Training provided for the Judicial Institute for Scotland on the effective use of mediation in court actions. This was triggered by the new Simple Procedure rules, brought in by the Act of Sederunt (Simple Procedure) 2016, which require sheriffs to ensure that proper consideration is given to alternative dispute resolution in civil claims of up to £5,000
Period 01-Sep-2016 - 01-Mar-2017

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