I have 30 years of experience in the field of family law and 22 years exclusively in family law. I work in a niche family law practice. I am accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law and as a family law mediator. In the nineties, I took part in the ground breaking Duty Mediator Scheme at Falkirk Sheriff Court. This meant that I gained considerable experience in mediation. As an experienced solicitor, I am very well aware of the pros and cons of litigation in family law disputes and consequently the benefits of mediation for those seeking to protect their often hard earned assets from the cost and stress of litigation and the impact of separation on themselves and their children.