Welcome to my website. My job is to help people to resolve disputes in their own way and to their own satisfaction. Conflict can be draining and perplexing, and I commit myself to working patiently and persistently for as long as it takes to find a solution.
My mediation practice includes commercial disputes, the workplace, divorce, families*, schools, colleges and universities, the NHS and professional complaints. I also offer conflict coaching: a chance to talk about difficult situations to someone who has been involved in hundreds of mediations. The aim of conflict coaching is to equip people to handle their own disputes as effectively as possible.
I try to challenge myself every year to improve my practice. It is a unique privilege to be invited into people’s conflict, and they deserve nothing less than the best I can do. I want this site to be useful, so it includes articles and materials I’ve written, and links to other people’s work – see Resources
I also teach mediation and am course leader on Strathclyde Law School’s MSc in Mediation and Conflict Resolution.
FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS: when preparing your clients for mediation, consider the Top Ten Barriers to Dispute Resolution – see http://mediate.com/articles/epsteinjs2.cfm
*I now offer family mediation through the Family Mediation Practice – see http://www.familymediationpractice.com/