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The Directory

We have a comprehensive directory of qualified Children Arbitrators, Financial Arbitrators and Mediators, all of whom have signed up to The Certainty Project
  • Karin Walker
    Arbitrator & Mediator
    01483 375788
    Surrey based divorce lawyers led by Karin Walker of KGW Family Law, Family Solicitor, Mediator, and Collaborative Practitioner, serving separating and divorcing clients in Woking, Guildford, London and across South and South East England. Established in the Olympic year of 2012, KGW Family Law is led by Karin Walker, formerly head of the Guildford Family team of TWM Solicitors LLP. Karin is reputedly one of Surrey's most innovative family lawyers with over 20 years experience in this field, and is supported by a team of personally trained solicitors and assistants. Our aim is to achieve successful resolution of all issues arising either pre-marriage or post separation on behalf of our clients. The end of a personal relationship will probably give rise to one of the most stressful and traumatic periods in anyone's life, even if it is of your choosing, and especially if it is not. At KGW Family law our aim is to alleviate your concerns and consider your opportunities, providing sensitive and experienced guidance at an acutely difficult time. At KGW Family Law we will help you identify solutions that work for you and your family, helping you to adapt to the realities of your new situation and to move forward to an agreeable financial outcome and child centred parenting arrangements.
  • Julian A Bremner
    01727 734260
    Rayden Solicitors is an award-winning specialist firm of family law solicitors with offices in St Albans, Berkhamsted, Beaconsfield and Hampstead. Our solicitors advise on all aspects of family law and are experts in financial and children matters relating to relationship breakdown, divorce and separation. Our clients are based across the county, in London, the UK and internationally. We believe in empowering our clients through providing them with an understanding of the law and how it works, inspiring confidence and enabling them to take more control of their future. The majority of our new clients come through either personal or professional recommendation. Our keen focus on client care combined with legal expertise and an innovative team structure means that every client gains the benefit of partner level strategy and oversight with overall costs remaining highly competitive.
  • Margaret Kelly
    Arbitrator & Mediator
    020 7436 6767
    One of London's Leading Family Law and Divorce Solicitor. Ketley Miller Joels is a dedicated niche practice and one of the top family law firms in London. Our team members are not only among the top divorce lawyers in the UK, but they also specialise in all areas of family law, including prenuptial agreements, finances and child law. Clayton Miller set up this firm with Mary Ketley and Jessica Joels in 2010, having worked together and known each other for over 15 years. The team has grown over the years to establish KMJ as one of the country's leaders in its industry.
  • Peter Burgess
    0203 824 9952 (DD)
    Peter is a solicitor and FMC Accredited mediator. He advises and mediates a broad range of high net worth clients on financial claims on divorce and children matters, as well as nuptial agreements and cohabitation disputes. Peter's specialisms include complex assets and trusts and capacity issues, as well as helping to coordinate a co-parenting website � . Peter is the joint founder of the firm and is responsible also for management of the business and is the Secretary of Resolution.
  • Karen Barham
    01483 543210
    I describe myself as a peacemaker and a deal broker. I joined Moore Barlow LLP (formerly Barlow Robbins LLP) in 2006 bringing considerable knowledge and experience as a family lawyer, having specialised in this area for over 30 years. I practise exclusively as a mediator and parenting coordinator assisting couples and families when relationships break down. I grasp the issues quickly and have a high success rate. I am experienced in making arrangements for children and resolving financial aspects. Also qualified in Child Inclusive Mediation (CIM) I am qualified to meet separately with children to ascertain their thoughts and views thereby giving them an opportunity to have a voice.
  • Emma Bugg
    Emma Bugg is a highly experienced family mediator and lawyer. Emma has worked with separating families in the St Albans, Harpenden and Hemel Hempstead area for over 25 years; first as a Solicitor, then continuing her journey into Dispute Resolution training as a Collaborative Lawyer in 2005, and then working as a Family Mediator since 2010. Emma achieved the family mediation 'gold standard' with accreditation by the Family Mediation Council in 2013. This means that Emma can also conduct Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAM.) Emma has been able to continue her mediation practice online during Covid 19. Emma has a calm, practical non- judgmental approach. As a family mediator Emma recognises that many people want to maintain control of the separation process and avoid the emotional and financial cost of going to court. Emma helps clients to agree parenting plans, and to sort out issues about housing and finances on separation. Emma is a member of the College of Mediators and is qualified to see children as part of the mediation process (CIM) and also works as a supervisor to other mediator colleagues as a Professional Practice Consultant (PPC.) Emma is also qualified in using an advanced Hybrid mediation practice model, whereby the lawyers of separating couples can have a more direct and constructive role in the process.
  • James Carroll
    020 7405 6566
    I specialise in the financial and other consequences of relationship formation or breakdown. My principal role is to help people separate sensibly. I am well known for having a commercial, constructive and resolution focused approach combined with the ability to pursue litigation through the courts with tenacity where necessary. I am ranked as a leader in the field in relation to complex cases, including those with a cross-border element, as well as same-sex relationships. I have a particularly strong reputation in resolving matters through constructive discussions and cooperation.
  • Edward Cooke
    01243 769001
    I am a Family Solicitor and Mediator. I am a highly experienced and accredited family mediator, dealing with financial and children work. I am a hybrid mediator and regularly undertake work involving solicitors in the mediation process. I am also a child inclusive mediator. I run my own practice in the heart of the South Downs, with three mediators in our team. I am on Resolution's National Committee and am chair of Resolution's Training and Learning Committee.
  • Louisa Dickson
    02382 021300
    I am an Accredited Family Mediator and Child Inclusive Mediator, having met over 400 children from separated and divorced families. Helping families navigate their way through divorce and separation to part in a respectful way that improves communication and prioritises their children.
  • Kate Elliott
    Kate is a Director at Family Law Partners and heads up the Horsham team. A Mediator and family law specialist, she advises clients in London and the South-East, as well as international clients, on divorce and separation. As a member of Resolution, Kate encourages solutions that focus on minimising conflict and consider the needs of the whole family, in particular, the best interests of children. Kate focuses on the strategic issues in each case to help separating couples find workable long-term solutions that help them to move forward with their lives. Clients have confidence in Kate�s detailed approach, her supportive nature and her determination to achieve the best result for them.
  • Gemma Hope
    I am a Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer. I am a member of Resolution and a Resolution Accredited Specialist (both in matters relating to Children and Complex Financial Issues). I support a non-confrontational and constructive approach to resolving family issues to minimise conflict and focus on outcomes that are in the best interests of any children. I encourage an interdisciplinary approach, as working in this way helps to ensure that the emotional and financial issues arising from personal relationships and separation are dealt with as well as the legal ones to assist people find longer term solutions and to help them move on positively with their lives.
  • Rebekah Gershuny
    01923 909343
    I am an experienced family solicitor, and accredited family mediator. I am the founder of Evolve Family Mediation, a bespoke family mediation practice, and am also a family law consultant with Freemans Solicitors ( . I am based in Watford and London, but now assist clients across the country via video meetings. My practice focusses on non-court dispute resolution methods to help resolve family disputes and separation matters. I am also qualified as a Collaborative Lawyer, and a Hybrid Family and Child Inclusive Family Mediator.
  • Rebecca Hawkins
    023 9248 1183
    Solicitor, collaborative family lawyer, divorce coach, mediator, child inclusive mediator, Parenting Co-ordinator, Family Supervisor
  • Mark Kosmin
    07973 259 382
    Mark is an experienced family solicitor, mediator and collaborative lawyer who is committed to finding practical, creative and cost effective solutions for clients. Mark qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and joined Freemans in January 2012, becoming a partner in May 2017. He specialises in assisting individuals on a wide range of family law issues. These include cohabitation and marital (i.e. pre and post nuptial) agreements, inheritance disputes, divorce, civil partnership, separation, financial arrangements, arrangements for children, as well as international child abduction and child relocation cases.
  • Naomi Lelliott
    07594 001 077
    My role is to try to assist couples in separating positively. I work with couples to tailor a dispute resolution process to meet their needs, providing them with the ability to make constructive decisions about the future of their family together.
  • Jayne Llewelyn
  • Priya Palanivel
    Priya Palanivel has vast experience in all aspects of family law but her specialist focus is in Divorce and Family finance matters, often with an International element. As an accredited specialist Member of Resolution, Priya is committed to adopting a constructive approach to family cases. As such, she recently qualified as a family mediator and is available to conduct sole mediations and co-mediations at all of our offices, as well as in London.
  • Dominic Raeside
    020 7 420 5000
    Dominic Raeside heads the mediation service at Family Law in Partnership, the only firmto be ranked in the first tier for mediation (Legal 500). Having mediated for 30 years,Dominic has a range of skills, knowledge and experience which he uses to help his clients reach agreement. His work has earned Dominic a reputation as one of the most experienced and respected mediators in the country. Dominic mediates both financial and child related issues across the whole range of issues pertaining to separation and divorce. More specifically, the full range of financial arrangements required for a consent order, TOLATA proceedings, capitalizing spousal maintenance, maintenance variations and Schedule 1. In relation to children, Dominic regularly mediates child arrangements, specific issues such as holidays, school choice and internal relocation and leave to remove. Dominic invariably meets with children where appropriate, so their voice is heard as part of the decision making process.
  • Mary Raymont
    I am a family mediator and qualified solicitor. I am accredited to conduct child inclusive mediation and trained in hybrid mediation with solicitors . I am a member of the Law Society Children Panel.
  • Nicola Wager
  • Karen Dovaston
    0800 083 6051
    I qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and since that date have practised in the area of Family Law. I am a member of the Law Society Family Accreditation Scheme and I hold Advanced Accreditation also. I am a member of the Law Society Family Law Committee, Vice Chair of the Forum of Family Arbitrators and the Chair of Trust Board for a Multi Academy School Trust. I have a special focus on divorce and relationship breakdown and the financial consequences flowing from that. I have dealt with high value cases with large property portfolios down to modest value asset cases. I am proactive, practical and forward thinking. I enjoy using technology to the fullest for the benefit of my clients. I have one (long suffering) husband, two teenage units and a bossy Parsons Terrier with selective hearing and an unnatural affinity for cheese.
  • Nicola Fox
    0207 936 1500
    Specialist family law barrister with over 20 years of experience practising in financial remedy work and private law children work.Since 2010, has sat part-time as a Deputy District Judge in the financial remedy court, private law children cases and civil cases. Sits as a Private FDR Judge. Arbitrator in Children cases since 2016
  • David Walden-Smith
    0207 539 2475
    I am a Family Law Barrister of 35 years call. I have been a Family Arbitrator since 2012 and now practice almost solely as Arbitrator and Private FDR judge.
  • Emily Watson
    I am a solicitor with nearly 20 years of experience specialising in family law, with a particular interest over recent years in private law children cases. I qualified as a Children Arbitrator in October 2018 as I am a firm believer in resolving disputes outside of the Court process wherever possible and believe that arbitration provides a cost-effective and efficient alternative to Court where the parents are unable to come to their own agreement through alternative methods.
  • Nigel Clarke
    Arbitrator & Mediator
  • Graham Coy
    Arbitrator & Mediator
  • Jeremy Ford
    Arbitrator & Mediator
    Jeremy is a Partner at Cambridge Family Law Practice specialising primarily in matters relating to children, both domestically and internationally. He was previously a solicitor at CAFCASS Legal for 7 years where he represented children in High Court proceedings. This experience has ideally placed Jeremy in a unique position to provide guidance and assistance to those engaged in meditation and marks him out as a dedicated and children specialist in arbitration.
  • Tristan Harvey
    Arbitrator & Mediator
  • David Hodson
    Arbitrator & Mediator
    I have been a mediator for more than 20 years, specialising in complex finance cases working with the more directive style of mediation instead of the more traditional passive style. I was one of the instigators in this country of the directive form which sometimes incorporates lawyers in the mediation sessions. I was the creator and one of the founders of the English family arbitration scheme. I am a solicitor in private practice and partner in a specialist firm in Covent Garden. Using my experience as a part-time family court judge, I conduct private early mutual evaluations, sometimes known as private FDRs, to help couples settle if mediation or arbitration may not be appropriate.
  • Linda Lamb
    Arbitrator & Mediator
    07801 255619
    Linda Lamb is a family solicitor, a collaborative lawyer, an accredited family mediator qualified to meet children within mediation, a hybrid mediator and a children arbitrator. An accredited expert with Resolution, Linda specialises in cohabitees and private children proceedings and her other areas of expertise include pre and post nuptial arrangements and cases with elements of international family law.
  • James Pirrie
    Arbitrator & Mediator
  • Claire Webb
    Arbitrator & Mediator
    Claire has worked in Family Law since 1990. Claire's career has taken her from the challenges of being Head of Department in a high street firm to starting a niche mediation firm. She is one the founders of the Portsmouth, Chichester & South Downs Collaborative Law Group, which she continues to help drive forward and is well known locally for her commitment to alternative methods of dispute resolution. Claire continues her legal practice in her own firm. She is a qualified family Mediator, a specialist in Child Consultation and a collaborative lawyer (all with Resolution) and is also a qualified civil mediator. Claire is a PPC for members of the mediating community. In 2013 Claire qualified as an Arbitrator, enabling her to hear evidence, adjudicate and produce a binding result in cases involving children and matrimonial finances. Claire qualified as a Parenting Co-Ordinator in 2019 which enables her to assist those with an agreement or order implement the same, rather than them being dropped once the proceedings have concluded. In November 2018, Claire was invited to join the Family Justice Council, an advisory body sponsored by the Ministry of Justice which promotes an inter-disciplinary approach to family justice for the best possible results.
  • Richard Phillips
    Richard qualified as a solicitor in 1991. He joined Machins as a senior consultant, mediator and collaborative lawyer in 2016, having previously practised with leading practices in London and the Home Counties.He has been endorsed by the Legal 500 and is ranked in Band 1 for the Watford, Uxbridge and surrounding areas for family law in Chambers and Partners 2018. Richard is a qualified Collaborative Lawyer and is also a Member of the Law Societys accredited family panel as well as being a trained Mediator and accredited specialist with Resolution.
  • Lucy Mead
    David Gray Solicitors
  • Mary Shaw
    David Gray Solicitors
  • Elspeth Thomson
    David Gray Solicitors
  • Elaine Richardson
    I am a Family Mediation Council accredited child-inclusive mediator, experienced in providing hybrid mediation to clients and their lawyers having successfully offered the hybrid process since its inception in February 2018. As an award-winning (John Cornwell 2019) specialist in family breakdown, separation and conflict resolution, I have over 20 years� experience as a solicitor and member of Resolution. Since I work online with clients across the UK and abroad, I have gained a reputation for innovative and empathic problem solving in complex cases and I work hard to keep clients out of court. I have influenced national family law policy since 2013 as a member and co-chair of the Law Society Family Law Committee. As part of my portfolio career, I supervise other mediators and I am a collaborative family law consultant with Taylor Rose Solicitors ( .
  • Tom Carter
    020 7797 7070
    Tom has been a barrister since 2001, concentrating on the financial side of relationship and family breakdown. Tom�s practice is now focussed on non-court dispute resolution, with particular emphasis on his role as an arbitrator under the IFLA Financial Scheme. Tom is also regularly instructed to act as �judge� within the �private-FDR� process, assisting parties in reaching agreement in the course of financial proceedings at all levels of complexity and value.
  • Robert Peddar-Adams
    I am Head of the Matrimonial Finances and Mediation Department at Wace Morgan Solicitors where I am a Partner. I have been a practicing Solicitor for just over forty years and has spent the last thirty-five specialising in matrimonial work, exclusive in matrimonial finances for the last twenty. I qualified as an Arbitrator with the IFLA in February 2015. My practice covers complete spectrum of dispute and resolution in relation to married and unmarried couples.
  • Esther Evans
    Esther is a member of the Institute of Legal Executives qualifying in 2002. She is a member of the Family Mediator�s Association. She qualified as a Mediator in 2012. Esther deals with all forms of matrimonial disputes between married and unmarried couples in relation to finances and children and is child inclusive mediator qualified.
  • Charlotte Bradley
    Charlotte is head of the Family team at Kingsley Napley, where she has been a partner since 2001. Charlotte specialises in all aspects of family law, particularly international issues, both in relation to finance and children. She has a reputation for cross border jurisdiction issues, particularly European and Relocation cases, and for acting for unmarried parents in Schedule 1 (financial provision) cases.
  • Sarah French
    Sarah joined Godwins in 2021 as Head of the Family Law Department. She is an experienced family law solicitor, accredited family mediator and collaborative lawyer. Sarah specialises in dealing with financial and children issues which can arise upon separation, divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership. This can include advising on inherited wealth, business interests, pension funds and family trusts when financial matters are considered. Sarah is committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes arising upon a divorce or separation and will guide clients through the process option most suited to them and their family to help minimise the acrimony and prioritise the welfare of any children where at all possible. Sarah has an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to achieve the best results for her clients and meet their legal, emotional and financial needs.
  • Jo O'Sullivan
    Collaborative Solicitor and Accredited Family Mediator
  • Joanna Chawla
    Jo has been working in the field of dispute resolution since the late 1990s. With a background as a solicitor qualifying in the early 1990�s she has worked in all areas of dispute resolution. In 2001 she turned her focus to mediation and gained accredition as a commercial mediator with CEDR in 2001, following on from which she moved into her role as a Family Mediator in 2010. She was accredited by the Law Society and Family Mediation Council in 2014 and more recently successfully completed Resolution�s advanced Hybrid Mediators course allowing clients to involve their lawyers and other professionals more actively in the mediation process. Jo is also qualified to work with separating couples and their children (CIM), giving children a voice in the mediation process and informing parents� decisions around child arrangements. She has been qualified as a PPC since 2018 supporting and supervising fellow family mediators in their family mediation practices. She is a member of Resolution, FMA and the CMC
  • Richard Buckley
    I am an experienced solicitor, mediator and collaborative lawyer specialising in all areas of private family law. I am based in Yorkshire, operating from offices in Sheffield, Leeds and York although I undertake remote mediations with clients from all over the country. I am passionate about offering a creative and bespoke approach to mediation and I am committed to working with separated couples to achieve a positive resolution to any issues arising out of their separation whether that be about their finances, arrangements for their children or co-parenting. I am a trained �hybrid mediator�, a model of mediation that lends itself to working with other professionals within mediation, such as solicitors, financial advisors and/or divorce coaches to support the couple to achieve the best outcomes.
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