A Northern Ireland solicitor of over 30 years’ experience, an ACAS accredited mediator since 2010 and one of the first in Ireland to write and deliver a university course in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Kathy has a broad and successful background in the law.
While in private practice, Kathy specialised in dispute resolution and handled a wide spectrum of litigation including commercial, employment, banking, clinical negligence and chancery cases. Latterly she was head of both the litigation department and the lender services department in a leading Belfast practice.
As a lecturer in law at the University of Ulster she taught courses Equity and Trusts as well as alternative dispute resolution. She was appointed by the University of Ulster to its panel of internal workplace mediators and conducted workplace mediations throughout Northern Ireland. She presently sits on the Management Board of the Ulster Law Clinic as an advisor.
2010 ACAS accredited Mediator
2010 Completed SLS mediation training
1980 Cert Professional Legal Studies – Admitted as a solicitor in Northern Ireland
1979 LLB (Hons) 2:1 – University of Manchester
As a mother of four and grandmother of three, Kathy’s interests are firmly based around the family. When she gets time, she is working her way through a lengthy travel bucket list.
A California attorney and former barrister with over 40 years’ litigation experience, Martin has been involved in approximately 100 mediations. He has completed basic, advanced and professional mediation training and was selected to work with the leading private mediation and arbitration service in the U.S.A.
From 2006 to the present, Martin has been named in all editions of ‘Best Lawyers in America’. He is a former President of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers’ Association and has been elected to The American Board of Trial Advocates, The International Academy of Trial Lawyers and The American College of Trial Lawyers.
Martin has written more than 30 articles and book reviews in the United States including chapters in several nationally recognized legal publications and has made over 60 invited presentations at CPD programs including programs on mediation and alternative dispute resolution.
Married with three children, Martin enjoys swimming, golfing and barbecuing though his expertise ranges from average to awful.