I see my job as a lawyer differently from the way most of the profession sees its job. I’ve been doing this work for more than three decades now, and as a legacy of that, my aim these days is to be a facilitator and peacemaker. In co-founding MELCA, I made a decision to team up with psychologists and financial planners to help separating couples reach agreements, because I think that’s the best way to approach divorce and separation.
I am an Accredited Specialist Family Lawyer, Collaborative Practitioner, Mediator, Arbitrator and Collaborative Trainer. During my lawyer life, I have worked in criminal law, property and commercial and wills and estates, before specialising in family law some 20 years ago. All of this has been incredibly interesting (for me) and has added to the sum of the lawyer I am today.
There’s lots more I could say about organisations that I’ve been involved with and what I think about me, but I’m sure that’s beside the point for most people. I hope that what we do here at MELCA says it all.