Jackie Pauley

Telephone: +44 (0)7968740135

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Jackie Pauley

Telephone: +44 (0)7968740135

Email Jackie Pauley

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Areas of Mediation

  • Commercial and Property
  • Compensation Claims
  • Family & Matrimonial
  • Wills & Estates

My Approach to Mediation

I am committed to assisting clients to reach practical resolution of disputes in a constructive, speedy and cost effective manner.

After almost 30 years of experience as a practising barrister, I am well aware of the shortcomings of the adversarial approach, particularly in family disputes, and difficulties that can arise from court imposed solutions which do not satisfy any of the parties involved. I aim to listen to and observe client needs; assist the clients in identifying those needs within a respectful and confidential setting that allows each person involved an opportunity to put over their viewpoint; work together with clients in a constructive way to find pragmatic practical solutions for difficult problems.

My legal training and experience is important in assisting clients in identifying the relevant issues, understanding the legal framework and likely outcomes. I will assist in refining the detail of agreements reached in order to achieve a solution which can be put in place and the mechanics of doing so in appropriate cases.

I am committed to providing an independent confidential and impartial forum within which clients can explore and achieve resolution of difficult disputes and problems. I will provide written summaries of issues to be addressed and agreement reached to the clients.

When requested, I will also provide progress reports on the mediation process where agreed by the parties. I will also provide non-binding determinations on disputes if requested by the clients in appropriate circumstances.

My Mediation Training & Experience

I qualified as a mediator in February 2012 with ADR Group in England (approved by the Family Mediation Council) and since then have undertaken further training with QuEST in 2012 and 2015.

I have also undertaken qualifications in mentoring (2016) and in advocacy tutoring (2012).

As a specialist practitioner in family law, I have many years of experience in encouraging conciliatory approaches and assisting parties in reaching amicable resolution of their disputes. This has been particularly the case when instructed on behalf of children or patients by the Official Solicitor when I frequently use my skills in suggesting solutions and mediating between warring parties. Since undertaking formal mediation training in 2011, I have found that the training has enhanced my skills as a barrister.

I have participated in mediation in relation to matrimonial financial disputes, relocation of children, contact and residence disputes, commercial disputes and multi-party mediation in a highly contentious inheritance claim.

 

My Legal Background

I qualified as a barrister in 1989 and have practised in Northern Ireland since that date. I have also undertaken work in Republic of Ireland. I specialise in all areas of family law including divorce, financial provision, residence, contact, relocation, care proceedings. I have knowledge and experience of various aspects of probate, professional negligence, commercial, property and insolvency law both directly in relation to financial provision in matrimonial law and as stand-alone company, equity and insolvency proceedings.

I was chair of the Family Bar Association from 2008 – 2010 and both prior to and since that time have worked for the Family Bar on the main committee, various sub-committees and as a contributor to the work of the Family Bar (delivering lectures; input into draft protocols, practice directions and guidance notes; negotiating on behalf of the Family Bar in respect of various fee structures; organising conferences and other educational events).

I have also undertaken training as a pupil Master and have had 4 pupils. I have qualified as an advocacy tutor and participated in advocacy training programmes. In 2016 I trained as a mentor and have provided both formal and informal mentoring for a number of fellow barristers.

My Other Interests

As a student I ran summer schemes for the NELB in New Mossley. I went on to do work with young people in a reconciliation project for a number of years and to chair a community employment project in the Mossley area. I trained as an adult literacy tutor and completed a foundation course in community work education.

I have supported the work of the Parent’s Advice Centre and during my time as Chair, promoted the development of a directory of advice services for parents and children throughout Northern Ireland.

On the lighter side, my daughter and I share a love of animals which has led to us adopting a number of rescue dogs, birds and reptiles and providing rehabilitation and respite for others. Holidays are often spent in Scotland with my grandsons.

I am also a bit of a petrol head and from Spring through to Autumn can be spotted in my 1955 classic marque from time to time taking part in various rallies, driving tests and other competitions. I also enjoy music, jazz in particular.

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