A pioneer for mediation since commencing legal practice as a family solicitor some seventeen years ago Marcia has worked exclusively as an independent mediator since 2004, focussing initially on family mediation, and latterly on work place mediation.
Marcia’s accreditations include Family Mediation and she is a qualified child consultant practitioner. Her associations include the Professional Mediators Association and Resolution.
Applying an approach, founded in both empathy and pragmatism, Marcia has successfully mediated a wide range of diverse disputes, both in and out of the work place and at least a glimmer of a smile, maybe, on the faces of each participant at the close of the day is what makes her work so rewarding for all involved. Marcia’s mediations are a platform to build successful outcomes for everyone concerned.
Marcia is also a Resolution qualified Professional Practice Consultant (PPC).
She provides support and guidance to assist newly qualified mediators working towards their senior accreditation level. She acts as a mentor and sounding board for the mediators and provides professional assistance and second opinions to help them move forward in their new roles
Michael is the founder, former managing partner of 25 years at Myers Lister Price solicitors and commercial litigator. His approach to litigation has always been to litigate aggressively, with a view to the earliest possible mediated settlement. As a work place mediator he calls on this experience, working with everyone involved to identify the common interest.
He says “It is very easy to fall out in the work place. It takes courage and determination to fall back “in”. As managing partner, Michael uses his experiences to mentor and coach business owners to look at the bigger picture and to plan for growth and success. The word “unfortunate” is banned from Michael’s vocabulary. He says “surprises in business rarely come wrapped in pink paper and ribbon.
These things must and can be achieved through planning.” Michael believes that people make or break business. Combining mediation in the workplace, with mentorship when needed, he works with everyone involved to help make business happy and successful enviroments.