Christine Plews

Consultant and FMC Accredited Mediator

Where does mediation fit in?

I am a Family Mediator trained by Resolution and accredited with the Family Mediation Council (0687A) and the Law Society. I am on both panels.

I am a trained Collaborative lawyer and hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling from Oxford University. I am also trained in systemic couples and family counselling.

I am a highly experienced family lawyer with over 30 years’ experience advising clients ranging from business owners to high profile individuals. I am ranked in the top band in both legal directories and am considered to be a leading individual in the family law community in the Thames Valley. The team I have run for 25 years is also ranked in the top tier in the region. Many of my cases and mediations have involved substantial assets or have an international element. I see mediation clients ranging from those who are at the start of their journey, and do not have lawyers, to those who have been involved in years of contentious proceedings and are facing a final hearing- and many in between. I often work with other professionals in the financial and therapeutic fields to deliver the best outcome for my clients.

‘Calm, considered and practical. When emotions can be under strain (she) is level headed and has a rational approach (which) underpins a wealth of experience and gives her clients a feeling of complete security’ Chambers Legal Directory 2019.