Our people are our business; and it's thanks to the outstanding reputation that our mediators have developed that we remain the mediation service of choice throughout the South West. Our growing network of Mediation professionals enables us to broaden our reach both geographically and in terms of specialist services.
With a diverse range of backgrounds, the Mediation team are all qualified to the highest standards in their respective fields. Your mediator will be selected according to the specific nature of your particular case.
John worked as a specialist family lawyer in London and Devon for 10 years before deciding to work exclusively as a mediator in 2000. Since then he has successfully mediated hundreds of disputes. He is an Accredited Mediatior who is FMCA registered. As a family mediator he has Senior Mediator status with the Family Mediators Association and is recognised by the Ministry of Justice to undertake all types of mediations and to work directly with children. He is a qualified Professional Practice Consultant. As a civil and workplace mediator he has been asked by solicitors, businesses, educational bodies, charities and individuals to mediate a wide variety of disputes.
Vicki also worked as a solicitor specialising in Family Law for over 10 years before deciding to become a full time mediator. With John, she set up South West Mediation in 2003. Vicki is an Accredited Mediator and is FMCA registered. She has also been awarded Senior Mediator Status by the Family Mediators Association . Vicki is recognised by the Ministry of Justice to undertake mediations involving both children and financial matters and to consult directly with children. Vicki is a also a Professional Practice Consultant .
Jan trained as a family mediator in 1999 and has mediated with South West Mediation since the end of 2005. She is also a qualified solicitor and has worked specialising in family law for more than 20 years. She is an Accredited Mediatior and is FMCA registered. She is recognised by the Ministry of Justeice to undertake all types of mediation.
Jill worked as a specialist family solicitor in Bristol for 10 years before training to be a family mediator in 2007. Since then she has worked as a full time mediator and is a member of the Family Mediators Association. She is recognised to practise all types of mediation by the Ministry of Justice including undertaking Direct Consultation with Children. She is an Accredited Mediator and is FMCA registered.
Claire trained as a family mediator in 2009 with Resolution and then Devon Family Solutions and is recognised as competent by the Legal Aid Agency to undertake mediations about children and financial matters. Claire qualified as a Barrister in 1991 and was a Principal Lawyer in a London borough specialising in Child Protection and Education. Claire is trained to deal with issues around international abductions and matters which are covered by the Hague Convention. She is a n Accredited Mediator and is FMCA registered. She is recognised by the Ministry of Justice to undertake all types of Mediation.
Lawrence was formerly a partner in a leading London media law firm and co founded and managed another. He has more than 20 years experience of finding solutions for clients ranging from multi national corporations to individuals and has been widely praised for his calm, efficient and very commercial approach. He trained as a civil and commercial mediator in 2008 with ADR Group and joined South West Mediation to develop their Civil and Commercial Mediation Practice in 2011.
Andrea has a background working in business in sales and marketing. She has also worked in recruitment and has advised on employment contract issues. She trained as a Workplace & Interpersonal Mediator with UK Mediation in 2011, and she qualified as a Family Mediator in January 2012.
Mediator working towards accreditation
Victoria worked as a specialist family solicitor in Bristol and Wiltshire for over 10 years. Since February 2016 she has been undertaking further training with South West Mediation in order to achieve accreditation with the Family Mediation Council as a family mediator. She is registered with the Family Mediation Standards Board and is a member of Resolution.