OUR MEDIATORS

All our mediators have varying backgrounds in family-centred work, but they are all either practising family lawyers in senior positions at prominent law firms in the South West, or leading academics and lecturers.

Penny Rogers

Director of Devon Family Solutions Ltd

Penny qualified as an all issues mediator in 1999 with Resolution and is LAA recognised. She is also a professional practice consultant for mediation.  She is also qualified to carry out direct consultation with children. Penny practised for approximately 20 years in all aspects of family law and was a member of Law Society Family Law Panel, Children Panel and the Mediation Panel. She was also a collaborative lawyer.

Jane Chanot

Jane qualified as a mediator in 1998 with Resolution and is LAA recognised. She has 20 years experience as a family solicitor dealing will all aspects especially child abduction cases and internationally related matters. She is a member of Resolution Accredited Family Law, Reunite and a collaborative lawyer. 

Norman Hartnell

Norman qualified as a mediator in 1992 with FMA and is LAA recognised. He has 30 years experience as a family solicitor dealing with all aspects. He is also qualified to carry out direct consultation with children.  He is a mediation representative for the Peninsula Family Justice Council and has represented the Board of FMA in discussions with the LAA. He is a member of the Law Society Children Panel, Reunite and a collaborative lawyer. 

David Howell-Richardson

David qualified as a mediator in 1997 with FMA and is LAA recognised. He has over 30 years experience as a family solicitor mainly specialising in children issues. He is a member of the Law Society Family Law Panel, Children Panel and a collaborative lawyer.

Rebecca Procter

Rebecca qualified as a mediator in 1999 with Resolution and is LAA recognised. She has 17 years experience as a family solicitor mainly specialising in complex financial matters. She is a member of Law Society Mediation Panel, an Accredited Resolution specialist for Finances and Domestic Abuse and a collaborative lawyer.

All of our mediators come with a range of experience, skills and up to date knowledge of the current family law. All our mediators understand how important it is that families can make decisions for themselves rather than having something imposed upon them through the court process.

 

Positive outcomes can be achieved when families are able to explore solutions for themselves. All our mediators want to achieve a positive, realistic and long standing outcomes for families. 

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