I am a Senior Associate in the Family Law Team at Brodies where I advise on a full range of family law issues. I practise exclusively in Family Law and am accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Family Law Specialist and as a Family Law Mediator. Qualified as a Mediator since 2014, I am also actively involved in Collaborative Practice. Mediation promotes positive communication between participants and can help to minimise misunderstanding and conflict. With the focus on reaching fair solutions, mediation allows participants to remain in control of the decision making. For these reasons, mediation is more likely to produce lasting agreements and create better outcomes for children than court-imposed decisions. Although it is not an easy process, mediation tends to be a quicker and a less expensive way to resolve disputes compared to traditional court litigation. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss any aspect of the mediation process further.