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"Mary attended our firm to deliver an interactive CPD lecture on the introduction of The Mediation Act 2017. She discussed the impact of the 2017 Act on the use of Mediation within many areas of the law. She clearly explained the principles of the Act as well as the manner in which it was likely to be implemented. She also gave us an in-depth insight into her practice as a Mediator and her personal experience of the benefits of Mediation as a dispute resolution tool. Mary's lecture was informative and enjoyable and it was clear afterwards that it generated interest in Mediation from all practice areas within the firm."

Helena O’Brien, Partner, Gore & Grimes Solicitors LLP


“I first worked with Mary as mediator in 2016 and have recommended her to clients and colleagues repeatedly since then. A vastly experienced lawyer-mediator with expertise in family, separating couples and consumer financial services disputes and a long track-record of success, it is always reassuring for me as a solicitor and mediator myself, to know that Mary is available to act as mediator.”

William Aylmer, Solicitor, Mediator and Notary


"I had the pleasure of co-training with Mary on the Law Society's Diploma in Mediator training. The students really benefited from her in depth knowledge and experience in the area of family mediation and separating couples. She provided an excellent framework for the sessions between theory on the dynamics of working with couples to true-to-life case scenarios for the students to practice on. As a colleague, I found her to be supportive, approachable and professional. I highly recommend her as an expert in the area of family mediation"


Mary Rafferty, B.Ed, M.Soc. Sc., Advanced Member, M.I.I.


"Mary was my chosen 'expert' in mediation for my book 'Untying the Knot' - which covered how to have an amicable separation. From the initial conversations right through to the finished piece Mary was kind, approachable and professional. She has a wonderfully calming presence, and clearly knows how to deal with all aspects of a couple's mediation. I would recommend Mary to anyone who needs a helping hand through a difficult separation."

Kate Gunn, Author of ‘Untying the Knot’ 

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