Richard is an exceptional family law mediator. In my circumstances, he successfully facilitated a result in a challenging environment where multiple other professionals have previously fallen well short.
Richard’s dual capacity as a lawyer and psychotherapist affords him unique and nuanced perspective, insight, and skill. He adroitly conducts his sessions with a patently sincere intent for reasonable and positive outcomes. He is personable, approachable, good-humoured, and impartial. He is clear, concise, articulate, calm, measured, patient and flexible. Yet, where required, he is respectfully assertive, pointed, and realistic in a dignified manner wholly devoid of judgement, intimidation, or condescension.
Appropriately, Richard always retains an unequivocal and consistent focus on the best interests of the children, but this is underpinned by a genuine and empathetic appreciation for each parent’s journey. He is concerned for the welfare of the whole family.
Richard helped bring to a reasonable end, my lengthy and arduous family law matter which otherwise seemed inevitably destined for trial. For this, and equally for the way in which he did so, I am deeply grateful.