Relevant Mediators

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


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


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


Jim is a consulting actuary with over 25 years’ experience advising companies, trustees and individuals on all aspects of employee benefits, financial risks and investments.

Jim graduated from Queens University Belfast with an honours degree in Pure Mathematics.

During his career, Jim was HR director and Chief Operations Officer for the Mercer Consulting Group in Europe. In these roles, he became increasingly aware that the adversarial legal process was in many cases detrimental to the satisfactory resolution of disputes, often absorbing significant
resources, both financial and management, and damaging the element of
trust that is crucial to the success of on-going relationships with clients or colleagues.

Subsequently, Jim trained as a mediator and is accredited under CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution). Jim brings a financial skill to the mediation process combined with a natural empathy that helps him understand each parties issues and assist them towards a resolution.

Jim works as a co-mediator with Michael Irvine, another ONE-resolve mediator.

Contact Jim:
mobile: 0876455589
direct: 01 2827481


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.