Kate is a very experienced mediator with a high settlement rate. She is accredited to undertake civil mediations in a variety of areas and specialises in SEN mediation. Kate believes that mediation allows parties to reach creative resolutions and that the mediation process can offer meaningful and practical agreements for people in a dispute.
Kate is an active member of the mediation community and provides seminars on the benefits of mediation. She has a wealth of litigation experience and is able to communicate sensitively and effectively in an emotionally charged environment. She is regarded as patient, intuitive and responds to the parties’ priorities.
Lord Woolf, former Lord Chief Justice, describes her “excellent book” as “breaking new ground… a book which is easy to understand and informs the reader, whether or not a lawyer, precisely what needs to be known about mediation in order that mediation can provide a solution.”
- Making Mediation work for you: a practical handbook (LAG, June 2012)
- Contributor to Blackstones Guide of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (OUP, 2008)
- Civil Mediation Council Ltd
- Legal Action Group
What the parties say
An excellent mediator – Miss F, long-running dispute between neighbours
Kate has a relaxed style which puts parties at their ease … her manner was very conducive to the parties reaching agreement – Ms P, property dispute
Kate was well prepared and thoroughly responsive to both parties positions, arguments, needs and objectives. Through this responsiveness …she was able to help procure a satisfactory settlement for both parties, therefore avoiding the need for the matter to proceed to trial – solicitor in contractual dispute
Kate conducted the mediation with calmness and openness…the mediation was excellent – party in a long-running leasehold and service charge dispute
Kate was patient, accommodative and very honest – party in inheritance dispute
Kate combined sensitivity and professionalism with a calm control…. impartial throughout, I did not feel she was detached from either party’s perspective. I would recommend Kate in a heart beat – party to a contract dispute