CEDR Assistant Mediation in London, appointed by agreement - Employment/Contract Dispute (c.Stg.30,000) - successful. Ad hoc mediation appointment by two firms of Irish Solicitors - 3 meetings - employment and contract issues - value 250,000 - 500,000 Euro - successful.
Various representations acting for clients in construction sector.
Dermot has over 10 years experience acting as Mediator or mediator advocate; and has been involved in many disputes (80+) over that time. This is in addition to Dermot's 20 plus years experience acting as a commercial litigator. When acting as mediator Dermot is always conscious of the need to rely upon his core professional skills acquired as a litigator and the need to marry these skills with facilitative tools acquired as a mediator. He has found this an effective recipe to maximising the road to a successful outcome to mediation and commercial compromise.
Dermot is an accredited CEDR mediator since January 2003. He is now Chairman of the Council for the Irish Commercial Mediation Association (ICMA). Dermot is also a former member of the Law Society of Ireland's Arbitration and Mediation Committee, and of the Litigation Committee. Dermot also participated on a 2009 Litigation Task Force established by the Law Society of Ireland to examine the remit of mediation, arbitration and litigation in Ireland. Dermot has been a co-author and sub-committee participant (for the Law Society) on a Report commissioned to look at the existing rules in dispute resolution for Electronic Discovery in the Irish Courts.
Michael is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Managing Director of Madigan Mediation & Consultancy Services Ltd. He is a CEDR accredited Mediator and a Honorary Treasurer of the Mediators Institute of Ireland and a Council member of the Irish Commercial Mediation Association.
Michael has 29 years banking experience having held senior risk and lending positions with Ulster Bank and First Active. Michael's mediation experience primarily relates to commercial disputes in Ireland and the UK covering contract, shareholder and partnership disputes. Michael has also successfully assisted a number of his clients in their negotiations with financial institutions.
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