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Family

Family mediation is fast becoming the most popular method by which people are choosing to resolve family disputes.

 

Global Mediation can help you to resolve differences in respect of all kinds of family situations:  divorce, separation, the breakdown of civil partnerships, issues over child arrangements, or difficulties in any relationships within a family.

 

Please Note that it is now a requirement for people proposing to apply to court on any family law matter to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) before their application can be submitted to Court.  This is a strong indication from the Courts and Parliament that people are being encouraged to mediate, rather than litigate, to resolve family issues


Mediators that specialise in Family

Agada Elachi

Mediator

Agada is experienced in a wide range of mediations and his ability is enhanced and complimented by time spent on other areas of dispute resolution, including arbitration, negotiation and early neutral evaluation. His calm demeanour puts parties at ease, enabling positive dispute resolution.

Charles Horn

Mediator

With an outstanding settlement rate of over 90% from more than 500 mediations, Charles is an advanced negotiation expert with multi-faceted mediation experience. Rather than evaluative or directive, his style is holistically reactive to the needs of the parties and their interactions with others.

Cheryl Turner

Mediator

Cheryl is a highly experienced mediator with a transformational approach. She uses her skills to help parties in dispute to see the issues each side is facing as well as the emotional, financial or practical options available to them and then guides them towards a mutually acceptable settlement.

Ewan Malcolm

Mediator

An experienced mediator who has worked internationally, Ewan encourages co-operation in joint problem solving and uses a wide range of sophisticated mediation strategies to effect resolution. His courteous manner compliments his tenacity and patience with parties looking to find agreeable solutions.

Gareth Thompson

Mediator

Gareth creates trust and confidence with his ability to get parties to \"buy in\" to the mediation process and to take ownership and responsibility for generating a successful outcome. He deals confidently with multi-layered personal dynamics and is highly skilled in managing diverse, complex issues.

Grace Ong

Mediator

A barrister with expert-level experience of deconstructing issues and getting to the root of the matter, Grace combines impartiality with a calm yet firm manner. She has the ability to encourage parties to critically evaluate their positions and ease deadlock situations across all types of dispute.

Jane Elias

Mediator

Jane is a highly qualified and vastly experienced mediator who takes an authoritative yet empathetic approach, helping to facilitate communication between disputing parties. Her aim is to move clients from a position of confrontation to one of confidence, always looking for a win/win resolution.

Jane Gunn

Mediator

An internationally regarded mediator, Jane has a natural affinity with users of mediation and provides valuable insight and wisdom into how to identify and manage conflict before it escalates. She tests parties? positions using diplomacy skills and reality checking as encouragement to settle.

Jeremy Connell

Mediator

Jeremy successfully manages the mediation process through a combination of acute listening and subtle yet effective intervention. He has an ability to quickly establish a constructive rapport with both parties in dispute through building trust and an unwavering commitment to dispute resolution.

Julia Smart

Mediator

As a collaborative lawyer, Julia is highly experienced in facilitating clients looking to find resolution through negotiation and settlement. Her approach to mediation is flexible and she ensures both parties use diplomacy and open communication and explore all possible options for resolution.

Martha Monday

Mediator

Martha has extensive mediation experience, having been mediating on a regular basis since 1998. She practised simultaneously as a family law barrister for 16 years, but has recently resigned from the Bar to concentrate upon her mediation practice, preferring the investigative, empowering and non-adversarial approach offered by this process of dispute resolution. Assisted by her honed listening and negotiation skills, she has an exceptional track record of successful mediations. Martha conveys a degree of empathy, whilst remaining alert to the needs of all parties to find fair, practical solutions

Richard Watkins

Mediator

A highly skilled mediator who takes a diplomatic approach to sensitive situations and has the skills to mediate challenging cases that have sensitive or pressured time constraints. By maintaining a sense of calm through the process, both parties can find an agreeable resolution to their dispute.

Roy Poyntz

Mediator

Roy is a highly qualified mediator and business leader who quickly builds rapport with parties. He is experienced in solution-focused as well as relational repair mediation styles and seeks to put parties in control and engage them as experts while maintain a relaxed sense of humour and humanity.

Sally Ruthen

Mediator

With legal and psychological experience, Sally is a reputable and successful mediator who approaches each case with versatility and confidence. She quickly appreciates the issues, needs and interests of both parties and projects a positive outlook enabling them to settle their disputes fairly.

Sally Thompson

Mediator

Sally is a practising barrister who is highly coveted for her ability to achieve creative settlements in the most challenging of cases. Her approach is flexible and tailored to the individual requirements of each mediation and she looks for principled solutions to move towards a lasting resolution.

Tracy Smith

Mediator

A compassionate and highly experienced mediator, Tracy's expertise is enhanced by her training in Psychology and her background in counselling. Committed to a solution-focused approach, she understands conflict and provides parties in dispute with a supportive platform for successful mediations.