Relevant Mediators

Audrey Byrne is a solicitor who practices in commercial litigation. Audrey trained as a mediator in 2009 and has wide ranging experience in mediating all kinds of disputes, ranging from large scale litigation to family affairs.

Contact Audrey:
mobile: 086 1709209
direct: 01 6119125


Brian McLoghlin is a company director, mediator and solicitor. His 40 years of experience as a lawyer has been mainly in the commercial field, in which he has worked both in-house and in private practice.

As a company director, Brian chairs a number of boards in the fields of insurance, property development, leisure and sport. He also serves on boards in the field of aircraft finance.

Recently he was asked to join the board of the Special Olympics Europe Foundation and the Limerick Civic Trust.

Some of his directorships have facilitated the resolution of disputes between shareholders. Brian began his career as a barrister but subsequently became a solicitor working in-house, including as Company Lawyer of Aer Lingus and as Group Secretary and Chief Legal Officer of GPA Group plc.

He was a consultant with McCann FitzGerald, Solicitors for ten years up to April of 2008. He has had considerable international experience, having worked with GPA in the US and the EU Commission in Brussels.

He was accredited as a mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), London in 2005. He is on the Just Sports Ireland mediation panel.

Contact Brian
mobile: 087 9237403
direct: 061 377137


Brian Murphy is a chartered accountant who has practiced for many years as a partner in O.J. Kilkenny & Co. During this time, Brian provided a range of specialist advices to a wide variety of clients many of whom were involved in the entertainment area.

More recently O.J. Kilkenny & Co merged with Mazars and Brian acts as a consultant to this firm continuing to provide advice to clients with increasing emphasis on the tax effective wealth management of their resources. Brian serves on a number of boards in Ireland and internationally representing his own and clients’ interests.

Brian continues to be a partner in O.J. Kilkenny & Co, London, a leading firm in London which specialises in the entertainment market.

Brian received a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Dublin University and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a member of the Institute of Chartered accountants in England and Wales. He enjoys golf, reading and travel.
He is accredited as a mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), London.

Contact Brian:
mobile: 087 2579989


Edward is Partner Solicitor at Mason Hayes and Curran Solicitors and a CEDR-accredited mediator.  He is a specialist in professional disciplinary matters and has extensive experience advising charitable organisations on the areas of risk and regulatory compliance.  He works primarily in dispute resolution, guiding charitable organisations in this area. 

Edward has deep familiarity with the organisational and systemic issues which arise within the charitable and not for profit sector.  He is a trusted advisor of long-standing to many of the leading charities in Ireland.  Much of his practice involves providing strategic advice on dispute avoidance and risk minimisation. In addition,  he has significant experience resolving issues of historical childhood sexual abuse.


Fergus is an experienced mediator. His work divides as between cases that relate to business and financial affairs and conflicts where the individual human dimension is more to the fore.

He has successfully mediated cases involving
• business and financial issues
• family and interpersonal disputes
• partnership and shareholder disputes
• employment and pensions
• harassment and abuse.

In the business arena he has worked with major concerns in the corporate sector as well as small and medium sized entities and individual entrepreneurs.
Mediations he has conducted involving private individuals have concerned consequences of breakdown of relationships, property, neighbourhood and planning issues.
He also has experience in working on conflicts within or with voluntary, charitable and religious bodies.

He is a founder member of ONE~resolve, having been accredited by the CEDR organisation in 2002. He is a contributing lecturer on the Law society Training course for mediators.

His previous career was that of a solicitor. He worked in the Semi-State environment as legal adviser to Aer Lingus, and then joined McCann FitzGerald, where he served as partner and chairman. He served eight years as a member of the RTE board.

He is a graduate of University College Dublin and of Harvard Law School.

Relevant Courses attended:

Centre for Effective Resolution (CEDR), London
– accreditation as a mediator
Mediation and Training Alternatives (MATA), London
– master classes
– advanced mediator training
Institute of Pyschosynthesis and Transpersonal Theory, Dublin

Contact Fergus
mobile: 086 242 8540


Garvan is a practicing barrister, with more than twenty years’ experience in the field of commercial law. He began his career as a solicitor, practicing first at McCann FitzGerald, primarily in the area of aircraft finance, and then at Ronan Daly Jermyn, where he was a partner and head of the firm’s Commercial Department as well as a member of its management committee. He was called to the Bar in 2011.  Garvan has advised family businesses, owner-managers, state-owned enterprises, global companies, investment funds as well as government departments and agencies on a wide range of deals and projects. Working closely with clients over the course of his career, Garvan has developed an understanding of commercial life and relationships, as well as of the legal, tax and financing structures frequently encountered.  He recognises the value of mediation as a way of resolving disputes that can better meet the parties’ interests, cost effectively. He was accredited as a mediator in 2009 by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution.

Contact Garvan
mobile: 086 856 0374


Hannah Carney is a solicitor, an independent business consultant and a mediator. She has 15 years experience in the professional and corporate world and was a Partner with McCann FitzGerald.

Hannah was admitted to practise law in Ireland in 1992 and in NSW Australia, in 1996. She practised as a commercial litigator in both jurisdictions. Hannah became interested in mediation in Australia where she saw the mediation process being successfully utilised to resolve a number of significant and difficult disputes.

Hannah moved into the world of professional and leadership development in 2001. She founded Hannah Carney and Associates in 2007 to offer individual and organisational development interventions, through a range of coaching, facilitated strategic planning; and, skills development workshops and offerings.

Hannah is accredited as a Mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, London (CEDR). She is also an accredited Business and Executive Coach and a qualified user of the MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) leadership profiling tool, which she uses in her work with individuals and groups.

Hannah speaks regularly in the Law Society of Ireland and has developed a number of training initiatives for the Law Society.

Contact Hannah
mobile: 085 756 64 74
direct: 01 853 59 55


Ian Finlay is a senior counsel who has been in practice at the Irish Bar for over 25 years. He was called to the English Bar in 1987. He has appeared in many leading cases. His extensive experience of commercial and corporate disputes pursued through litigation led to his interest in mediation as a viable alternative. He has lectured on the relevance of mediation in an Irish context.

As well as being a barrister, Ian Finlay is a history graduate, an award-winning photographer and has worked for the BBC as a film critic. He speaks good French and German.

He is accredited as a mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), London.


Contact Ian:

mobile: 087 2553386
direct: 01 4530825


Mary Gleeson is a Solicitor with more than 30 years experience practicing in Financial Services. In her former  role, she focussed on legal and regulatory governance and provided strategic advice in relation to resolution of disputes and risk management. She understands the need to resolve issues in a timely and effective manner. She is a trained mediator and co-mediates in the area of commercial, family and community  disputes. You may contact her directly at contact:


Tel: 0868523354



Michael is a solicitor with over 27 years experience in practice as a commercial lawyer who during the last 15 years has undertaken international legal consultancy projects with organisations such as the World Bank, UNIDO and the European Community.

Michael graduated from Trinity College Dublin (BBs, BA, LLB). He was a partner in Matheson Ormsby Prentice, 1975 – 2004, and is now a Consultant with the same firm.

In 2005 – 2006 Michael was President of the Law Society of Ireland, and is still a member of the Council of the Law Society. From 2004 – 2009 he was the Irish delegate to the Confederation of European Bars (“CCBE”). 

In 2007 Michael trained as a Mediator with both ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) and CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution). Michael has mediated in commercial and other disputes. He works as a co-mediator with Jim Brophy, another One Resolve member.

Contact Michael
direct: 01-232 2000 / 01-280 5522
mobile: 086 2429 609


Pearse is principal solicitor with Pearse Mehigan & Co. Solicitors ( with over 30 years’ experience of practice. He  has acted for a number of the country’s leading insurers and, more recently, has been  involved in representing victims of sexual abuse. Pearse is a CEDR-accredited mediator and has successfully brought resolution to a number of difficult and challenging cases involving victims of childhood sexual abuse.


Yael Illouz has wide experience in corporate, technology, venture capital, telecoms and commercial law.

Today, she practices exclusively as a mediator. Her previous work experience was gained in legal practice in the United States, Europe and Israel. She was a member of both the Californian and Israeli bars (1989, 1988).

Yael worked with major firms in California and Israel (1989 – 2000) and served as in-house General Counsel for a multi-national telecommunications group in Ireland (2000 – 2006).

Fluent in French, English and Hebrew, Yael is a graduate of the Hebrew University (LL.B., 1987, Jerusalem, Israel) and of McGeorge School of Law (LL.M. 1998, Sacramento, California).

She is accredited as a mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), London. She has attended Advanced Mediator Training given by Mediation and Training Alternatives (MATA), London.

Contact Yael:
mobile: 087 9862649