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Terry Rafferty

T P Rafferty Mediation

15 Dhu Varren Park

Portrush

BT56 8EL

tsrafferty@btinternet.com

07770 414781

* Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(QUB)
* Solicitor of the Supreme Court in Northern Ireland
* Graduate of Civil and Commercial Mediation Course run by the Institute of Professional Legal Studies October 2017

Areas of Practice

26 years' experience in general private practice, including probate, conveyancing, family disputes and personal injury
Currently part-time Appeal Tribunals Judge

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* I have extensive experience in private legal practice as an assistant solicitor, as a sole practitioner and in partnership, dealing with a wide variety of cases.

* I have always preferred to resolve disputes rather than proceed to lengthy and expensive litigation, and I was often successful in encouraging a fair resolution.

* I bring a calm and stable personality, an open mind and good listening skills, combined with robustness and determination where necessary, to the mediation process.

* I was born and bred in Northern Ireland.

* I have been married for over 40 years and have 6 grown-up children and 2 grandchildren, which has provided many opportunities to develop dispute resolution skills.

* I have always had an interest in the dynamics of personal relationships.

* As a tribunal judge I practise on a daily basis listening skills, relating with empathy and keeping an open mind at all times, while managing the conduct of hearings.

* I have served in a voluntary capacity on the Board of Governors of 2 local schools and on the Board of Management of AutismNI, Northern Ireland's leading autism charity.

* I have been the treasurer of the local support group of that charity for the past 15 years, having previously served as its first chairman.

Mediation Focus

* Civil & Commercial Mediation
* Family Mediation
* Workplace & Employment Mediation
* Sports Mediation
* Distribution of estates