What can I help you with?
I am a highly experienced family mediator and lawyer, passionate about helping sort things out without going to court if possible, and used to handling complex, conflictual situations, in or out of court. I help clients to agree parenting plans if needed, and to sort out financial settlements, often involving businesses, trusts, pensions and international assets.
Example(s) of some recent work
Mediating with a divorcing couple and their lawyers to resolve a complex financial international family dispute in a one day mediation; a quick, certain and private outcome to a tricky situation.
Meeting with teenage children of an unmarried couple to hear their views about their parents' separation. Helping their parents agree a parenting plan and financial settlement.
Advising a client who doesn’t speak English and has experienced long-term domestic abuse to obtain litigation funding, and obtain a substantial financial settlement through the courts.
Collaborating with a business person and their spouse/lawyer to achieve a financial agreement to protect the business.
What do others say about me?
"absolutely fabulous and mediates some very tricky situations with high profile individuals. She brings her formidable legal brain and people skills to mediation and helps clients achieve good outcomes”, "I can thoroughly recommend Alison…. The outcome was as good as I had hoped for….I always felt in safe hands even when the going was tough."
What else should you know?
I am qualified to meet with children in mediation and to supervise other mediators. I am the co-chair of Pro-Manchester's Equality & Diversity Committee and sit on Resolution's National Committee. I am the partner responsible for Wellbeing at Mills & Reeve.