Professional ExperiencePractised at the Family Bar until 1998
Accredited Family Mediator working with families on separation focusing on financial arrangements, arrangements for children specifically issues relating to relocation both nationally and internationally.
Specifically trained to see children within the mediation process.
Professional Practice Consultant.
Commercial Director of Property Company 1996 – 2017.
Accredited Commercial Mediator 2014.
Principal Trainer on the Family Mediation Foundation Course.
Trainer delivering courses both nationally and internationally on mediation skills.
Mediation styleWith over 25 years’ experience in both the legal and business arena, I have the ability to grasp complex issues easily and apply a pragmatic approach to assist parties to find solutions. I am aware that within family mediation, skills are needed to recognize the emotional impact of the situation as well as understanding the need for parties to reach solutions that will work for the whole family moving forward.
Client Feedback‘I have referred numerous clients to Cressida in recent years, in the certain knowledge that they will receive expert guidance and support to make the important decisions affecting their family. I commend her very highly’. - Donna Goodsell – Solicitor
‘Cressida’s approach to our complex and highly charged situation was calm, structured and very professional. Within a very short time she recognized the key issues and helped us to recognize that we could reach agreements that would enable us to move forward, separately with our lives. Her attention to detail with her follow up paperwork was excellent.’ - Client – 2016