In a nice coincidence, just as we begin Family Mediation Week (16-20 Feb 2023), last week saw Blake Morgan Associate, Rachel Giles qualify as a Family Mediator. She joins Flora Grossman and accredited mediator Christine Plews. This means that there are now mediators in all of the three offices that the family teams are geographically situated in, being Oxford, London and Southampton.
Rachel‘s qualification comes at an exciting time for the family mediators at Blake Morgan. Whilst their geographical location is still important, the ability of the firm’s family mediators to support clients across the Blake Morgan region from Cardiff to the South Coast and along the Thames Valley by working both virtually and using the office network has increased the number of mediation clients accessing this service. Rachel will provide further capacity for this valuable work.
Mediation is increasingly being seen as an integral part of the options available to clients who need help in resolving the issues arising out of a family separation. It is being used more flexibly by clients and lawyers, at different times during the process, for all or some issues and sometimes with lawyers present or prior to a referral to arbitration.
Any of the mediators at Blake Morgan are happy to discuss a bespoke package for any clients, whether it is seeing children in mediation, operating a virtual shuttle mediation or helping with a Parenting Agreement or Consent Order.
If you would like to know more about the mediation services at Blake Morgan please see our mediation services.
Rachel Giles with her all-issues mediator certificate from Resolution.