Before moving to Bruce County about 10 years ago, I was a Toronto-based mediator and negotiation consultant. I have been involved in Alternative Dispute Resolution since law school in 2001. While in Law School at the University of Ottawa, I represented Canada and won the International Negotiation Competition in London, England and went on to judge and then coach subsequent Canadian teams from the University of Western Ontario. After my call to the Bar in 2005, I began my career lecturing about and setting up conflict resolution practices (negotiation and mediation) and conflict resolution systems across Canada, throughout the Caribbean, the UK and Africa. I have taught negotiation and mediation skills courses for both the University of Toronto and University of Windsor Law Schools.
I am now focused on Family Law and I continue to have a keen interest in Collaborative Family Law and the overall negotiation of fair and equitable Agreements, including Cohabitation (pre-nuptial), Marriage and Separation Contracts.
I have been a Vice-Chair and Chair of the Grey Bruce Collaborative Family Law Group for the past 7-8 years and am currently on the Executive as a Past-Chair and Secretary.
Please contact my office for more details on how I can assist you with your Family Law situation.
In Collaborative Practice, you commit to:
1. Negotiate a mutually acceptable settlement without having courts decide issues.
2. Maintain open communication and information sharing.
3. Create shared solutions acknowledging the highest priorities of all.