Mr Charlie Irvine

Senior Teaching Fellow


Personal statement

I am Course Leader on the LLM/MSc in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, 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 focuses on mediation in the justice system and the role of emotion in conflict.  I am currently conducting doctoral research at Queen Margaret University, considering unrepresented people's experience of mediation under Simple Procedure.  I am a regular contributor to the Kluwer Mediation Blog.


What do lay people know about justice? An empirical enquiry
Irvine Charlie
International Journal of Law in Context Vol 16, pp. 146-164 (2020)
Irvine Charles
EU Mediation Law Handbook (2017) (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 Discourse (2016) (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 Church of Scotland General Assembly Blue Book (2015)

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Professional activities

Scottish Dispute Resolution Delivery Group (External organisation)
Justice in Mediation
Looking Outward - Mediation: a New Enlightenment?
Mediation Under Simple Procedure: One Year On
Mediation v Litigation: Where's Justice
Mediate Scotland 2017

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Conflict in the Supervisory Relationship
Irvine, Charlie (Academic)
A short course for doctoral supervisors, addressing the relational aspects of supervision through the lens of mediation. Charlie Irvine is an experienced workplace mediator who often deals with serious conflict in academic life. He provides an introduction to mediation principles and explains how to apply a mediatory approach at an early stage so as to address problems in the supervisory relationship as they emerge.
05-Jan-2018 - 05-Jan-2018
Training for sheriffs in using mediation
Irvine, Charlie (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
01-Jan-2016 - 01-Jan-2017

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