About

Who we are

At Advance family mediation we bring together our knowledge and expertise to offer a friendly and professional service providing personal contact with you throughout the mediation process.

We are accredited family mediators who have been working together since 2013 to provide high quality family mediation services in London.  We  have extensive experience of providing mediation to married and cohabiting couples, same sex couples, grandparents, and other family members in dispute.

We are qualified to provide family mediation on all issues, in particular arrangements for children and sorting out the division of your property and finances.  We are also trained and experienced in addressing domestic abuse issues and skilled in providing support to explore options for moving forward in a safe and positive way.

We work with people from a wide range of minority ethnic  backgrounds. We are committed to providing an accessible service by working in partnership with the National Family Mediation service in order to provide free mediation to anyone who is eligible for legal aid.

Caroline Michie and Isabel Robertson have been working  together as  family mediators since 2013.  They established Central Family Mediation, a busy and diverse service, and in 2018 set up a new service Advance Family Mediation. They are both fully accredited with the Family Mediation Council.

Caroline Michie

Caroline Michie

Caroline is a mediator member of Resolution* (formerly Family Law Association) having trained as a family mediator following a career in law. She worked as a solicitor for over 15 years both in the private sector and as the supervising solicitor in a Community Law Centre. She has focused on effective dispute resolution throughout her work, going on to provide advocacy to NHS patients and their families for the resolution of disputes within the health sector. Her expertise in negotiating and building agreements informs her current work as a family mediator.

Caroline is experienced mediator in both child and financial matters. Her work enables families to negotiate  through difficult issues, making arrangements for children, and agreeing how to share property and assets. She is also experienced in best practice management and the provision of Legal Aid Quality Mark services in both the legal and mediation fields.

Isabel Robertson

Isabel Robertson

Isabel is a member of the National College of Mediators and holds a post graduate certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution from Birkbeck, University of London. She has extensive experience of working with couples and other family members to help them move forward with arrangements for shared parenting and arrangements for their children with a constant focus on the childrens’ needs.  She has volunteered for the past five years for a Child Contact centre in Muswell Hill and is actively involved in running  the centre and supporting non resident parents to see and develop relationships with their children.

Her knowledge of family and housing law, taxation and benefits has helped in her work with people who are exploring options for division of their finances and new living arrangements after their separation. She has successfully worked with many couples to reach agreement about the often complex division of their property and finances.