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this is your pilot speaking…

It’s been a busy year for me with CALM Scotland.

Amongst the many things in which I’ve been proud as a punch to be involved for this wonderful organisation of lawyer mediators, is a major pilot proposal we are discussing together with Relationships Scotland, the Scottish Government and the Scottish Legal Aid Board. The discussions are entering a final phase, and once approved, the pilot will be set to begin in April 2017, taking our country into a passionate new era of action in tackling the roots and consequences of family conflict.

I’ve said for too long now that the conflict underlying separating families is encouraged rather than resolved by our system of civil justice in Scotland, and this pilot is a first step in directing them from the tired, adversarial court approach. Read more “this is your pilot speaking…”

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what’s this dust cloud approaching?…

So for a while now I’ve been a member of the advisory board of Voices In The Middle (VITM).

What’s VITM?

It stands for Voices In The Middle! This is a campaign based down South but spreading across the UK with some force, and forms part of the charity called Kids In The Middle. The campaign’s vision is to ensure that every child and young person whose parents are separating, has access to quite innovative peer support online and a genuine say in the discussions about their future. Read more “what’s this dust cloud approaching?…”

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going dark, writey writey…

So I’ll be going dark online for a while.

I started a couple of weeks ago writing the follow ups to How To Talk To Your Kids About Separation (one became two in a flash of brief insanity!).  In those couple of weeks I’ve been inundated with work, and have been going hard at it with the help of various courts and organisations in generating a head of steam for mediation in Scotland. Read more “going dark, writey writey…”

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hullo ther anawrat

So welcome to my little site.

It’s been built mainly to sort out in my own head all the projects I’m involved in at the moment, a means to retain my sanity, if you will!

Recently with Moore Legal Technology I created the website for CALM Scotland, the wonderful organisation I’m a member of to practise accredited family mediation in Scotland.  I continue to update that site and operate all its social media accounts (look out for @calmscotland!), and record as many #videoCALM and #audioCALM interviews as I can with the great and the good of mediation and family conflict resolution across the world. Read more “hullo ther anawrat”