Nicholas von Benzon
Nicholas has practised as a family mediator since 1992, and is a Family Mediation Council accredited mediator and member of the Family Mediators Association and College of Mediators. Having been a solicitor for many years, Nicholas is used to dealing with complex legal and practical issues. Nicholas has qualified with Relate as a couple and young person’s counsellor, and is particularly interested in helping resolve family disputes by improving communication and understanding.
Nicholas von Benzon is accredited by the FMC
Jacqui Kyne is an experienced family mediator, accredited by National Family Mediation. Jacqui is committed to helping couples minimise the impact of their separation on their children. A social worker for many years, Jacqui has also worked in Conflict Resolution in the public sector and mediates in neighbourhood disputes.
Lucy King qualified as a solicitor in 1987 specialising in family law. Lucy has many years experience of dealing with a wide range of family disputes and has represented clients in complex financial and children's cases. More recently Lucy has trained as a family mediator, is a member of the Family Mediators Association, and is working towards Family Mediation Council accreditation. Lucy is particularly interested in supporting parents and their children through the difficulties of separation and divorce. Lucy has also been a listening Samaritan for many years.
Your first contact is likely to be with Sally Hill, Alison Mellor or Anita Forster, our three administrative PAs, who look after the day to day conduct of your file.
Sally joined us in June 2010, and has worked as a Legal Secretary for many years.
Alison joined us in July 2012, having been an Office Manager for a number of years.
Anita joined us in May 2014, having been a PA at a local Insurance Company for a number of years.
“I would like to thank both you and Lucy for such a positive experience, despite the outcome not being as I had hoped. You were both so very kind and I have already recommended your service to a family. One thing I lacked before I cam was the understanding/knowledge that I would be treated fairly in this process. It was so positive and the experience very “gentle” and thoughtful.”