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Mediator Frances Place

Family Mediator

SPECIALISMS:

  • Debt/Contract disputes
  • Family Inheritance/Probate
  • Constructive Trusts
  • Equality Issues
  • Employment/Workplace disputes
  • Neighbour disputes

MEDIATION EXPERIENCE:

Founded and managed Family Mediation Department at Lyons Davidson for 11 years. This is now a flourishing and busy department. Versatile and able mediator experienced in a number of different mediation models including: sole mediation, co-mediation (particularly useful for complex multi-party disputes) and shuttle/caucusing.

Following commercial mediation training in 2002, mediated regularly for Devon and Exeter Law Society for their In-Court Mediation Scheme and co-founded the In-Court Mediation Scheme at Bath County Court for commercial cases.

Mediated in a wide variety of disputes including:

  • Employment and workplace disputes
  • Inheritance Act, property and business disputes
  • Disability Discrimination Act disputes and other Equality Act disputes
  • Hundreds of mediation hours mediating in complex family disputes
  • Business/Partnership Disputes
  • Debt/Contract Disputes
  • Environmental Disputes
  • Education Disputes

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator
  • Family Mediators Association Member
  • Reunite Panel Mediator
  • ADR Net Member
  • Family Mediation Council
  • College of Mediators
  • The Law Society’s Family Mediation Panel
  • Civil Mediation Council
  • Mediation panel member of Effective Dispute Solutions Limited

Some feedback includes:

“We thank you for your assistance in this matter, our client has indicated that mediation has been a huge help in resolving this issue.”

“Can I take this opportunity to thank you for navigating us through these difficult matters, your determination to find common ground and resolution, and the support and encouragement you have given.”

“Thank you for helping us to reach an early settlement which we both feel is fair.”

“Thanks for the professional way in which you have handled this matter.”

“Many thanks for all of your help.  We could not have wished for better support.”

“I really feel that coming to see you we have progressed.”

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • 1982 to 1987 – Kinsley Smith & Co, Gillingham, Kent
  • 1987 to 1996 – Battens, Bristol
  • 1996 to 1999 – Wood Hodkinson & Co, Bristol
  • 1999 to 2010 – Lyons Davidson
  • 2010 to Present – Progressive Mediation

Qualified as a solicitor in 1982. Experience in PI, Landlord & Tenant, Consumer and Family disputes.

Contact
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