An Associate of Stirling & Gilmour LLP, Solicitors based in Alexandria, Clydebank and Helensburgh. I have over 13 years experience in legal practice. Having a particular interest in family law, I have been involved extensively with both financial and child related issues. I am accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Family Mediator. Mediation promotes positive communication between participants and can help minimise conflict.With the focus on reaching fair solutions, mediation allows participants to remain in control of the decisions being made. In my experience, mediation is more likely to produce lasting agreements and create better outcomes for adults and children then court imposed decisions. Mediation tends to be a quicker and a less expensive way to reach resolution versus traditional court litigation. I can offer meditaion services under the Scottish Legal Aid Scheme or to private clients.