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Alva Brangam Q.C.


91 Chichester Street



BT13 3JQ

028 90 562063

LL.B. ( First Class ) University of Dublin , Trinity College 1976.
M.A. University of Dublin , Trinity College, 1979
Bar of Northern Ireland 1978.- Bar of Ireland 1986.
Accredited Mediator – CEDR- 2000.
Member of Mediators Institute of Ireland 2011.
Qualified Dispute Resolution Adviser- Academy of Experts 2012.
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 2016

Areas of Practice

Commercial , Building & Construction litigation –Medical , Dental and professional Negligence
Company & Partnership Law- Probate & Inheritance – Charities, Insolvency.
Affairs of Patients & general Chancery work- Defamation and Personal Injury- Judicial Review.

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In addition to advisory and advocacy work, since 2000 my practice has included the provision, study and teaching of Mediation, Arbitration and other forms of ADR.

I have lectured to the Bar and Law Society of Northern Ireland, QUB, IPLS and to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Dublin.

I have now completed over one hundred assignments as a Mediator in Belfast, London and Dublin.

My experience includes a range of high value local and international disputes involving private individuals, companies and public authorities. These have included construction-contract-problems, shareholder issues, partnership breakdown, professional negligence claims, intellectual property issues, matrimonial property division, and insurance.

I believe that my life experience gives me an enhanced understanding of human nature. My practice as an advocate , Mediator and Arbitrator has provided significant insight into the strange and stranger quirks of the psychology and other issues which drive disputes.

Most Mediations have a high success rate. There are some conflicts which simply require someone to impose a solution upon the disputing parties . Whilst Litigation is such a process there are also advantages to be considered in seeking an agreed Arbitration which can deliver a final enforceable outcome at a reasonable cost for the parties without the risk of onward appeal costs and uncertainty.

In relation to style or conduct as a Mediator a party has commented

“ Alva you were initially formal , professional and business like. As the day went on, you showed what I thought was unusual patience, tolerance and understanding - for a lawyer.! Gradually we all did get into a series of conversations in which, I did feel a bit of guidance but not compulsion and I am glad that we did end up with an agreed solution which put an end to the litigation on what, I think we both felt were reasonable terms. It was time well spent. Thank you. "

Mediation Focus

Civil & Commercial Mediation
Family Mediation
Workplace & Employment Mediation