Edel Ryan

Solicitor and Mediator

Edel is a solicitor and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland in 2013. From an early stage in her legal training, she recognised the benefits of mediation as a low cost, time effective and ultimately more rewarding process for parties involved in disputes and she decided to specialise in this area. She established Midwest Mediation in 2010 and developed her mediation practice in tandem with her legal career.
Edel is a practising solicitor specialising in civil and criminal litigation in addition to being an accredited mediator with the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII) since 2010. Since qualifying as a mediator, she has worked with a variety of groups in the education and business sectors in addition to families and separating couples.
Edel offers a solution focused approach, while prioritising cost and time efficiency. She guides the parties through the mediation process as expeditiously as possible without compromising the quality of the work done by the parties. She is also mindful of children’s needs throughout the process, and encourages parents to enable their children’s views to be heard within the process, should that be what both parents wish.
Edel is empathetic and compassionate in approach, and offers a comforting, yet direct and professional mediation process. She has many years of experience in dealing with relationship breakdowns and the related legal, financial and emotional issues that arise from the painful process of separation. Edel has developed a passion and skill set for mediating all issues of relationship breakdown.
Edel will work with you to achieve your best possible outcome in a gentle yet purposeful manner, with an aim to facilitating agreements at the earliest opportunity.

Qualifications: 

MA (Mediation & Conflict Resolution), BCL(Hons), Diploma in Criminology & Forensic Psychology, Diploma (Criminal Law & Practice), Diploma (In-House Practice), Certificate (Legal Ethics & Lawyering Skills), Certificate (Foundation Counselling Skills), Certificate (Generic Mediation Training).

Membership of Professional Bodies:

Law Society of Ireland, Mediator’s Institute of Ireland

Committee Memberships:

Edel is privileged to sit on the Ethics Committee of the Mediator’s Institute of Ireland since July 2021

Ethical Responsibility & Continuing Professional Development

Edel is very mindful of the importance of ethical professional practice. As an accredited member of the Mediator’s Institute of Ireland, she is bound to practice in accordance with the MII Code of Ethics and Practice, which document may be accessed by clicking on the following link:  
https://www.themii.ie/
She completes regular training in regard to compliance with the MII Code of Ethics and Practice, most recently in July 2020.
Edel is also deeply committed to her continuing professional development (CPD). As a member of the Mediator’s Institute of Ireland, she is obliged to complete a minimum of 31 points CPD per year, across the headings of practice, case consultation and training/ education. As a member of the Law Society of Ireland, Edel is obliged to complete a minimum of 20 hours CPD per year, across the headings of general, regulatory and management and professional development skills. CPD Logs can be produced to parties on request.

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