I provide a safe and supportive professional environment in which clients can work towards mutually acceptable solutions. I operate within ground rules based on mutual respect. I work with clients to create an atmosphere that takes the stress out of reaching agreements.
Having worked within the family court judiciary for over ten years I have gained valuable insight into how the family court system operates. Before this I had a decade's experience working in Parliament on behalf of THE UNITED NATIONS CHILDRENS FUND (UNICEF) and the disability rights movement. During this time I worked with politicians from across the political spectrum, overcoming seemingly intractable differences in order to reach agreement on important pieces of legislation.
Having worked within family law I have seen first hand that the court process is not for everyone and that mediation has an important role to play in helping families move forward from conflict and breakdown to agreement and brighter futures.
I am a fully qualified ADRg and FMA family mediator and am regulated by the Family Mediators Council code of conduct. I am a member of The Family Mediation Association and the Alternative Dispute Resolutions Group (ADRg).
I have full professional and public insurance. I am also a FMC accredited mediator.
"Victoria is a calm professional, always impartial and focussed." MH, North London
"Our experience in talking to Victoria led us to see areas of agreement that were previously hidden to us." JB, London
"We lost sight of the really important stuff and Victoria helped us re-focus." JF, Highbury
"We are both really glad that we came to mediation. Our sessions have been a great help and have enabled us to get through some difficult patches." TJ, London
"It is a huge relief to come to an agreement on our arrangements." RW, London
"Were it not for your assistance we would not be in the positive shape we are now." LH, London
"When we started mediation I never dreamt we would achieve so much, so quickly. It's been challenging but so much better than Court." RN, London
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