Meet our family mediation team
We are a team of professional, qualified and experienced mediators who share the same goal, empowering you to make the right choices about yours and your family's future.
FMC Reg No 0306A
Having qualified as a solicitor in 1977, specialising in family law, Paul then trained as a Family Mediator in 1990.
He is a supervisor (Professional Practice Consultant) for a number of family mediators and has supported many more through their Family Mediation Council Accreditation.
He is also accredited to undertake Child Inclusive Mediation – giving children and young people the opportunity to have their voices heard in the family mediation process.
FMC Reg No 0120A
Claire qualified as a barrister in 1994. She then became Principal Lecturer on the Bar Professional Training Course, training postgraduates to become barristers and solicitors.
Since then, Claire has been a mediator for the past nine years.
‘I am passionate that children’s voices should be heard, and the many ways in which this can happen; from understanding about children’s developmental needs and how they interact with the necessary transition in separation, to hearing directly the child’s narrative.’
FMC Reg No URN 157OT
Sally completed her family mediation training in 2017 and is now completing the Accreditation process. She is a member of the Family Mediators Association.
Sally also is a qualified Social Worker with a career spanning over 20 plus years, bringing her knowledge, expertise, and a wealth of experience. Sally enjoys working with and advocating for children and young people.
FMC Reg No 1550T
Kirsty Drew, a law graduate, has worked for a number of years in legal and mediation practices and has been an integral part of our team since we established the practice almost a decade ago.
Having completed the renowned Family Mediators Association Foundation Training, Kirsty is working towards full FMC Accreditation under Paul’s supervision. Kirsty continues to oversee the administration of the practice.
FMC Reg No 0428A
Neil is a member of Family Mediators Association, Resolution and The Law Society Mediation Panel. He has been a family lawyer since 1980 and a mediator since 1990 and is recognised to work with children and to undertake publicly funded work. He is also a Visiting Professor in the Staffordshire University Law School.
FMC Reg No 1341A
Leanne Hayward is a member of the Family Mediators Association.
Leanne worked as a family solicitor until 2016 and gained considerable experience dealing with family disputes. She trained as a Family Mediator in 2014 and subsequently secured full FMC Accreditation.
"My solicitor recommended Paul Kemp to assist me when lines of communication broke down between my ex and I. Paul was extremely helpful explaining how the mediation process worked and provided clear guidance in very difficult circumstances. I am very grateful to Paul for his help and have no hesitation in recommending his service to others."