I qualified as a Solicitor in 1993 and became a general practitioner in Crime, Conveyancing, Wills, Probate and Personal Injury cases, prior to developing as a Specialist Family and Care Lawyer. I have trained and qualified as a Civil & Commercial, Family and Workplace Mediator. I am regulated by the Civil Mediation Council for Civil and Commercial mediation and by the Family Mediation Council as an accredited family mediator. I am also qualified to directly consult with children and am a Resolution trained professional practice consultant (mentor) for family mediators.
I have a diverse and active mediation practice evolved over the last 26 years and legal practise spanning 30 years. I am pleased to receive referrals from professionals, recommendation or directly by the parties themselves.
My qualifications include:
I trained with Resolution as an All-Issues Mediator in 1997. Midlands Mediation was established in 1998 and have held a Legal Aid Contract since 1999.
I offer private and publicly funded mediation and also offer mediations funded through the MOJ voucher scheme.
2002 – I trained to include Direct Child Consultation. This is now often referred to as “Child Inclusive “Mediation, enabling parents to involve and incorporate the Wishes and Feelings of their children into their decision-making process, where appropriate and encouraging the “Voice of the Child”.
2010 – I became a Professional Practice Consultant for other family mediators seeking mentoring and experience in the field of family mediation. I provide co- mediation facilities and also observe and mentor.
2012 – I qualified with ADRG as a Civil and Commercial mediator. My experience has been predominantly TOLATA cases and other financially related issues involving parties/ third party interests falling outside the family jurisdiction.
2016 – I added to the scope of mediations by qualifying as a Workplace Mediator and undertake pre and post grievance mediation, involving employers, managers, employees and team dynamics.