Edel Ryan

Advanced Mediator & Solicitor

I am an experienced Mediator, accredited with the Mediators' Institute of Ireland (MII) since 2010 and I hold Approved Advanced Mediator status with the MII since 1st January 2023. Since qualifying as a Mediator, I have worked with a variety of groups in the community, education and business sectors in addition to specialising in working with families and separating couples. 
I am also a practicing Solicitor working primarily in the areas of criminal defence (as an advocate in the District and Circuit Criminal Courts) and civil litigation (primarily in personal injuries litigation).
I offer a solution focused approach to mediation, while prioritising cost and time efficiency. I guide parties through the mediation process as expeditiously as possible without compromising the quality of the work done by the parties. I am also very 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. 
I am empathetic and compassionate in approach, and offer a comforting, yet direct and professional mediation process. I have 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. I have developed a passion and skill set for mediating all issues of relationship breakdown.
I work with parties to achieve their best possible outcome in a gentle yet purposeful manner, with an aim to facilitating agreements at the earliest opportunity.

Qualifications

  • 2022 – City Colleges, Dublin: Diploma in Criminology & Forensic Psychology - Distinction
  • 2021 – Law Society of Ireland: Diploma in Criminal Law & Practice
  • 2016 – Law Society of Ireland: Certificate in Advanced Legal Practice Irish
  • 2013 – Law Society of Ireland: Solicitor
  • 2013 – Law Society of Ireland: Diploma (In-House Practice)
  • 2013 – Law Society of Ireland: Certificate (Legal Ethics & Lawyering Skills)
  • 2010 – Maynooth University: Master of Arts (Mediation & Conflict Intervention) – 1st Hons
  • 2008 – RoundTable Mediation & Training, Cork: Certificate in Generic Mediation Training
  • 2007 – University College Cork: +Bachelor of Civil Law (Hons)
  • 2006 – College of Commerce, Cork: Certificate (Foundation Counselling Skills)

Membership of Professional Bodies

Mediator’s Institute of Ireland

Law Society of Ireland

Committee Memberships

I am privileged to sit on the Ethics & Standards Committee of the Mediator’s Institute of Ireland since July 2021. Presently, I am Vice Chair of the Ethics & Standards Committee, and I am in the process of being co-opted to sit on the Council of the Mediator’s Institute of Ireland.

Ethical Responsibility & Continuing Professional Development

I am very mindful of the importance of ethical professional practice. As an accredited member of the Mediator’s Institute of Ireland, I am 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/

I complete regular training in regard to compliance with the MII Code of Ethics and Practice, most recently in July 2020.

I am also deeply committed to continuing professional development (CPD). As a member of the Mediator’s Institute of Ireland, I am 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, I am 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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