Who we are
At Advance Family mediation we bring together our knowledge and expertise to offer a friendly and professional family mediation service. We will provide personal contact to you throughout the mediation process.
Our two mediators, Isabel and Caroline are fully accredited with the Family Mediation Council. They are qualified to provide family mediation on all issues including arrangements for your children and sorting out the division of your property and finances.
Our service has extensive experience and success in working with married and cohabiting couples, same sex couples, grandparents, and other family members in dispute.
We work with people from a wide range of minority ethnic backgrounds and we are experienced in addressing domestic abuse issues.
Advance Family mediation works in partnership with the National Family Mediation service. We can provide free mediation to anyone who is eligible for legal aid. Our mediators are recognised by the Legal Services Commission as qualified to undertake publicly funded mediation.
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 is fully accredited with the Family Mediation Council and a member of the National College of Mediators and National Family Mediation. She also has a post graduate certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution from Birkbeck, University of London.
Isabel mediates on all issues arising from separation and divorce and is experienced in dealing with difficult parenting disputes, complex division of finances, and cases in which one parent wishes to relocate abroad. 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 their children. She always makes sure that the needs of the children are prioritised by family members in dispute.
Her knowledge of family and housing law, taxation and benefits is invaluable in her work with people who are exploring options for division of their finances and new living arrangements.