I have been a CALM mediator for about 10 years after becoming a solicitor nearly 20 years ago. I am accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law, having undertaken only family law work since 2008. I am enthusiastic about alternative dispute resolution models in family law cases. I trained as a collaborative lawyer in 2004 and was one of the individuals who instituted the FLAGS (Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland) bespoke arbitration model for use in family law matters. Since FLAGS was set up I have trained solicitors, counsel and former members of the judiciary in arbitration in Scotland and abroad.