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Here’s a bit about me. I’m an accredited mediator trained and certified by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and The School of Psychology and Psychotherapy, Regent’s University, London. The Law Society and Civil Mediation Council approved both organisations. Why two accreditations? One was more commercially focused, and the other, psychological. They complemented each other.
I was a litigation solicitor for over 27 years, as well as a Partner of a regional law firm. I know how difficult managing conflict can be. That’s why I now like to help, and facilitate constructive conversations to resolve disputes.
I’ve held a variety of different roles over my career. In addition to being a lawyer, I have also been a Board Director of a Local Enterprise Partnership, an external Member of a University Audit Committee, and the Chair of the Child Brain Injury Trust in Northamptonshire. I was a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (IoD) for several years and chaired the IoD Leicestershire and Southeast Midlands branch and Northamptonshire branch. I’m an external associate of the University of Northampton’s Centre of Sustainable Business Practices. and, in 2015, the Northamptonshire Law Society’s named me Solicitor of the Year. Yes, I like to be busy!
I enjoy writing and graduated from the College of Media and Publishing with a Diploma (Distinction) in Copywriting. And having been brought up in a sporty household, if there is a chance to watch a football or rugby match, or go to see some motorsport, then I’m there.
As a mediator, I listen in order to understand what is important to you. This matters to me as a Christian. My role is to provide you with the best opportunity to resolve your dispute, and the success rates for mediation are excellent.