Michael McCrea

Telephone: +44 (0)28 9056 2021

Email Michael McCrea

Michael McCrea

Telephone: +44 (0)28 9056 2021

Email Michael McCrea

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What is BMAS?

Areas of Mediation

  • Commercial and Property
  • Compensation Claims
  • Employment and Discrimination

My Approach to Mediation

I am an effective mediator because I am focused on finding solutions and I do not dwell on the complexities of the problem. I speak plainly. I bring excellent client relationship skills to the mediation. I have the ability to cut through the dead wood and to concentrate on the real issues. I enjoy a reputation as a solid and friendly deal maker.

My Mediation Training & Experience

I undertook mediation training with Core Solutions in 2011 - 2012 and and have been an accredited member of the Barrister Mediation and Arbitration Service since its inception. I am fully compliant with my mediation CPD requirements.

I have acted as a mediator in the following areas:

1. Commercial disputes.
2. Rights of Way/ Proprietary disputes.
3. Debt Resolution.
4. Employment/ Sexual Harassment in the workplace.
5. Building Disputes.

In my practice as a barrister I have advised clients on the use of mediation as a means of dispute resolution, in particular in the areas of clinical negligence and stress at work cases. I was a founding member of the Bar Mediation Service, being a member of the committee that was responsible for setting up the service. I have lectured to solicitor associations and corporations on the role of mediation in dispute resolution.

My Legal Background

I have been a barrister in independent private practice at the Northern Ireland Bar since 1983. I am also a member of the Irish Bar.

My practice is mainly civil based where I specialise in personal injury and clinical negligence matters. Lately I have been involved in Public Inquiries and Inquests.

In my role as a barrister I receive instructions for both claimants and insurance clients. This has allowed me to develop a wide range of skill sets in the art of negotiation and the conduct of trials. It is this skill set and experience that makes me such an effective mediator.

My Other Interests

I am active within the Bar being a member of the Personal Injury Bar Association since 2005 and I served on the Bar Council from 2012 to 2014.

I have served as a member of the NI Legal Services Commission from 2006 to 2008 and as a governor of Rathmore Grammar School from 2006 to 2013.

Outside of my career I enjoy family time being married with one son and I am passionate in my hobby of fly fishing.

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