I initially trained as a family lawyer, practising in the Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire area for just short of 20 years before leaving the law to set up my own practice, specialising in family mediation. I am a family mediator accredited by the Law Society and the Family Mediation Council. I have dedicated my career to family law cases and over the years have helped hundreds and hundreds of clients. My ethos is a collaborative approach to separation. I will listen to you, brainstorm with you and together we will figure it out.
I am passionate about family law as an area of law that can have an everlasting impact on a family. Having become jaded with a court process which encourages couples to fight against each other, rarely allowing the opportunity to focus on the needs of the children and seeing all too often the emotional damage caused, I am committed to finding the best solution for every client to resolve their separation, divorce or matters relating to the children without using the court process. With over 10 years experience as a mediator, I set up Clare Madeline Mediation, committed to offering a forward thinking process fit for modern times when many couples no longer want a costly, acrimonious and somewhat dated approach. There are so many short and long term benefits to the process of mediation for those committed to working together to create a mutually acceptable outcome. I offer you the opportunity to resolve your divorce in a calm, creative, constructive, cost effective and forward thinking way demonstrating that, despite the huge trauma of separation, there is a better way to divorce.
Clients come to me at some of the most vulnerable and difficult times of their lives, principally seeking support in relation to the financial arrangements following the breakdown of their marriages and disputes as to the arrangements surrounding their children. I provide mediation clients with great support and guidance which reassures them and in turn provides them with the armour they need to manage these challenging times of their lives.
Whether you are looking for a mediator to help you through your separation, a child trained consultant to meet with your children or you just need help navigating the process from someone experienced and who understands the legal process, I can help.
“When you are dealing with the breakdown of your marriage or relationship, it is not uncommon to feel out of control and unable to cope. I understand the complex emotions that arise during separation and the importance of an emotionally intelligent approach and the real need to protect children during this time. With appropriate guidance I want clients to feel empowered to make reflective decisions enabling the whole family to move forward and be able to communicate with each other long after any separation or legal process has concluded”.