I qualified as a solicitor in 1996 and am also accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law and as a family mediator. I have steadily built up a substantial mediation practice covering all aspects of family law related matters including financial and child related issues. I regularly receive referrals from the court and from other solicitors as well as accepting instructions directly from individuals and couples. In addition to my busy mediation practice I am also an experienced court lawyer and have extensive experience of representing and reporting the views of children in complex and sensitive cases. I am the only male CALM mediator in Edinburgh and am happy to mediate alone or with female CALM mediators – some couples like there to be 2 mediators; one male and one female.