- Accepts legal aid
Having been a family law solicitor for over 20 years, I have directed my career towards helping people experiencing relationship breakdown by my mediation practice.
I qualified as a Resolution all issues mediator 9 years ago. I therefore have a wealth of experience in dealing with all aspects of relationship breakdown. I am also a HYBRID trained mediator and can work with children as a CHILD INCLUSIVE mediator.
I have always had a keen interest in trying to resolve difficulties between separated partners and families in as constructive a way as possible, bearing in mind not only the legal aspects but also the emotional and practical elements of separation. Mediation is a useful forum within which to try to resolve issues and I strive to work with clients to help them with this.
I am a committed member of Resolution: First for Family Law (www.resolution.org.uk), having sat on the committee in Oxfordshire for many years. Whilst in Oxfordshire, I was also very involved in dealing with issues arising out of domestic abuse. I am an active member of a local lawyer/mediator group, www.phoenix–mediation.co.uk .
My spare time is taken up with cheering my two sons on at the football touchlines on a regular basis, long walks in the Dorset countryside and any time I can find to spend on the beach.