Karin has over 30 years experience in dealing with matters arising for separating couples. She trained as an Arbitrator in 2012 and in 2016 qualified to deal with child related disputes in addition to financial remedy proceedings.
Karin has dealt with a significant number of arbitrations to date, being instructed both by the couple in person and by solicitors for each party where the clients are represented by Counsel. She remains firmly of the view that Arbitration is a time and cost-efficient way of resolving any dispute where the couple need someone else to make a decision for them.
Karin has been complimented by clients on her diligent approach to a case, making sure that she has the clearest understanding of all the facts and issues, enabling her to apply her judgement and experience to determine an outcome which is measured and fair, taking account of all of the facts in the case.
Simon has over 25 years’ experience as a specialist family lawyer dealing with both children and financial matters. He was previously a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel representing children and parents in serious and complex cases.
His current private law children practice covers all issues involving both married and unmarried parents. Cases can involve issues as to where a child should reside and how a child should share their time with each parent. Other cases may deal with specific questions such as where a child should be educated or by which surname a child should be known.
In addition, Simon is an Accredited Mediator qualified in direct child consultation. He regularly assists parents in resolving their disputes through mediation.
Simon qualified as an Arbitrator on issues in relation to children in 2018. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). He believes that Arbitration is an ideal process that can help parents efficiently, cost effectively and fairly resolve their disputes where an adjudication is needed. This may be following a mediation process that was not able to resolve all issues in dispute or simply as an alternative to lengthy and costly court proceedings.
Simon believes that Arbitration can resolve not only the bigger questions of where a child should live or how often a child should see each parent but can assist in determining discrete issues including holiday arrangements, Christmas and birthday contact and disputes over handover venues.