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.
I have served as a co-director of the Family Mediation Council and Resolution. In 2016 I was awarded the Resolution John Cornwell award ‘in recognition of outstanding work to support separating families’.
Many families can be assisted to find solutions in out of court processes including mediation, collaborative law, early neutral evaluation, private FDRs and arbitration. Accordingly I have pioneered The Surrey Initiative.
I am divorced with a son at university. Football is my big passion. I am involved in grassroots youth football as child welfare officer at Milford Pumas Youth FC and follow QPR and England home and away.