One of Scotland's most experienced mediators

NEWS: I will be on study leave until January 25th 2015.  If you are looking for a mediator, please call Alison Ebbitt on 07762 028752 or contact her at 


Looking for a mediator?  Call 07779 577019; email

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 workplace and employment, commercial disputes, divorce, families*, schools, colleges and universities, the NHS and professional complaints.

Recent mediations: a complaint against a solicitor; a dispute over authorship and research; a family in conflict over succession to a property; negotiation a compromise agreement; discussing a grievance alleging bullying and harassment; termination of a partnership; and planning a return to work following absence.

Training courses:  Recent events include a one day course on Employment and Workplace Mediation for West Dunbartonshire; a two-day course entitled ‘Managing Conflict Effectively’ for Inverclyde Council; Introduction to Mediation for the Private Rented Housing Panel; ‘Handling Conflict Effectively’ for postgraduate students at University of Edinburgh; a two-day introduction to mediation for the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission; and a two day course on dealing with challenging behaviour for a national drug and alcohol charity; ‘Smart negotiating’ workshop for lawyers; Mediation Masterclass.

Teaching:  I am course leader on Strathclyde Law School’s MSc in Mediation and Conflict Resolution.  

Writing:  for a selection of articles and links to other people’s work, see Resources.  For a full list of academic articles, see

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.



A new publication by the American Bar Association, ‘The Choreography of Resolution” features my chapter entitled ‘Building Emotional Literacy: A Grid for Practitioners’.  It examines the role of emotions in mediation and provide a simple, practical tool to help practitioners and their clients develop the capacity for emotional self-regulation.  See the story on Strathclyde Law School’s website -

Conflict, Movement, and Neuroscience

FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS: when preparing your clients for mediation, consider the Top Ten Barriers to Dispute Resolution – see

   *I now offer family mediation through the Family Mediation Practice – see


INTERESTED IN MUSIC?  Read how mobile music can help us deal with conflict – Emotional Literacy for the iPod Generation’

To find out more about our services, or to arrange a free consultation get in touch.

My approach to mediation is a simple one. My role is to help people communicate, clearly and systematically, until they have found a way forward that works.

The mediation has had very positive impacts for Anne and Jon and a ripple effect on the team as a whole.

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