Director, Solicitor & Mediator
As a specialist in Family Law and a Mediator, as well as a Solicitor I feel I am able to offer more than advice about legal rights.
I aim to support each client through one of the most stressful experiences in their lives, and assist them in finding solutions, which often entail an innovative approach.
I joined Fullers in 2015 to benefit from working with like minded colleagues in a niche family law firm.
As a mediator, my role is to assist you and your former partner in finding the best solutions following a separation.
Mediation empowers both of you to express your views and put forward the solutions you consider to be the best for your situation.
I will listen to you both to understand your concerns and objectives and provide support to ensure your opinions are heard.
Mediation is confidential and any discussions are without prejudice so you can feel safe putting forward ideas and exploring the other person’s viewpoint without being tied to any option before you have decided which one you feel is the best.
Mediation prioritises achieving an outcome which reflects both of your objectives and to which you are both committed.
I have 30 years’ experience as a family lawyer and I will provide legal information but not advice, and ensure all options are explored, including some you may not have thought about. While you each remain free to make your own decisions, my aim is to guide and support you to reach a resolution together that is the best outcome for your family.
The process of mediation also often improves communication between you and your former partner. This is particularly important when you have children together so that you will be able to discuss and make future arrangements for them as they grow and their needs develop.
Mediation is usually a much quicker process than court proceedings. The National Audit Office Report in Family Mediation in 2007 confirmed that the average duration of a mediated family case was 110 days in comparison with 435 in a litigated case. Since that report, the pressure of work at the courts has increased so the delays in litigated cases are even longer. Mediation is also much less stressful and considerably cheaper than court proceedings.
I look forward to working with you to find solutions for a brighter future.
With Fullers since: Oct 2015
Admitted as Solicitor: Oct 1990
Phone: 01234 343134