Mary has completed over thirty collaborative cases over many years, nearly all successfully. Mary likes working creatively and is accustomed to complex cases involving businesses, farms, property portfolios, pensions and tax. “The secret of a successful collaborative case is the right people. It’s not for everyone. Having said that, most couples thrive on it and the collaborative process is ideally suited to juggling a range of difficult issues, as the focus is constructive and solution-focussed, not on arguing for your best positions, so I believe you can get better results. Clients like working collaboratively, as it’s faster and more responsive to their needs than conventional processes”.
Mary graduated from UCL in Law in 1975, qualified as a solicitor in 1979 and as a mediator in 1998. She is a highly experienced and successful solicitor and mediator with 35 years practice in family law, over half of this as an acknowledged expert in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Mary’s novel about divorce’ Love Lose Live – Divorce is a Rollercoaster’ (on Amazon) is a fast paced, gripping read about one family’s journey through its break-down. Mary’s strength, humour, common sense and ability to cut to the chase is valued by clients – and she is easy to work with.
“Most clients come through the door saying: ‘I just want it sorted.’ I can do that for them fast with Collaborative Law – and it’s user friendly.”
Mary loves the countryside, France, cooking, growing roses, patchwork, yoga and playing with her grand-children.