Dr Aonghus Cheevers(†) commenced as a post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-funded research project that produced the research used in this article, before becoming a full Co-Investigator after completing his contract. Prior to his passing he was Assistant Professor in Private Law at Dublin City University (Ireland). He completed his PhD at University College Dublin (Ireland). His research assessed the role of procedural justice concepts in client, mediator, and lawyer evaluations of mediation. He published articles on mediation, and the role of mediation in civil proceedings. He held an LLM from Duke University School of Law and an LLB from the University of Southampton.