What can Alison do for you?
Alison is a highly experienced family mediator and lawyer, passionate about helping sort things out without going to court if possible, and used to handling complex, conflictual situations. She focuses on the bigger picture and the best interests of children. She helps clients to agree parenting plans, and to sort out issues about their businesses, trusts, pensions and international assets.
Supporting your ambitions
One of Alison's cases involved mediating with a divorcing couple, their legal representatives and others to resolve a complex financial international family dispute in a one day mediation in London. This meant the family had a quick, certain and private outcome to a tricky situation, rather than months or years in court.
In another case, Alison met with the teenage children of an unmarried couple, to hear their views about their parents separating. She then helped their parents (who could not communicate directly) to agree a parenting plan.
She also works with couples to put in place pre- and post-nups.
What do others say?
Others have said Alison is "absolutely fabulous and mediates some very tricky situations with high profile individuals. She brings her formidable legal brain and people skills to mediation and helps clients achieve good outcomes”, "I can thoroughly recommend Alison…. The outcome was as good as I had hoped for….I always felt in safe hands even when the going was tough."
What else should you know?
Alison is qualified to meet with children in mediation and to supervise other mediators. She is co-chair of Pro-Manchester's Equality & Diversity Committee and has chaired Resolution's national Standards Committee for several years. She sits on the Local Family Justice Board's mediation group.
She spends her spare time with family/friends, outside if possible, cycling, walking the dog, running and skiing.
Help and support for separated families
Government endorsement that our family services at Mills & Reeve support collaboration between parents, help couples work together to resolve disputes (where it is appropriate and safe to do so) and encourage parents to focus on the interests of their children