Jacqueline Stroud has been a qualified Mediator for the past three years and has 25 years’ experience as a family lawyer. She has mediated in a wide range of cases including financial issues arising from the breakdown of a marriage and child related issues including residence and contact. Jacqueline has been an accredited family law specialist for the past 17 years and is listed in the Legal 500 who noted empathy and sensitivity in her approach - attributes that transfer well to Mediation. She is highly regarded for her constructive and pragmatic approach to settling difficult family law disputes. As well as being an accredited family law specialist, and an accredited mediator, Jacqueline is also collaboratively trained. As a family lawyer her biggest strength is the relationship she builds with her clients, the majority of which come from referrals from previous clients. She has a caring, compassionate and child centred approach to her work. Jacqueline recognises that in most cases a negotiated settlement best serves the interests of her clients and their children.