James Carroll

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As both a practicing family lawyer and practicing family law supervisor, I can assure you that you need family law supervision. Why? Because we all do.

I qualified as a lawyer in 2001, and later as a mediator and collaborative family lawyer. I am now a Partner, and Joint Managing Partner, at Russell-Cooke. LLP

I was part of the first cohort of solicitors who trained as family law supervisors. Supervision has been part of my practice ever since. I supervise a range of family law solicitor from the recently qualified to those of many years (or decades) experience, and from those who work individually or in larger firms.

Supervision to me is something that is rare to family lawyers – it is actually about you. It provides something that family lawyers often give to others, but rarely receive (at least not in a professional work focused environment). That something may be a sounding board, a listening ear, a challenging perspective: whatever form it takes, it is ultimately a space for you.

Supervision enables me to give support to my family law colleagues in the hope that asking about them, and showing care and interest in their welfare, enables them to both care for themselves, and in turn, be able better care for others including their clients, colleagues and families.

Other supervisors currently listed

All the supervisors listed on this site are willing and able to provide online supervision.

Nicole Hackett

Nicole Hackett

I started my career in the law many years ago as a commercial shipping lawyer working for 2 large city law firms. After 12 years in shipping & 2 children  I moved to what was then perceived by many at the time as the ‘soft ‘option... family law. How wrong was that...

Holly Miller

Holly Miller

Family lawyers build trusting relationships with their clients and provide them with a tremendous amount of support at one of the most challenging times in their lives. A confidential supervision space is your time to talk about your work. It is a vital...

Harriet Burge

Harriet Burge

I have been a busy family lawyer for 26 years acting for clients going through probably the most stressful event of their lives including two tragically lost to suicide. If you are a family lawyer reading this, it will probably resonate if I say that I have mostly...

Julie de Ruiter

Julie de Ruiter

Legal supervision is your time, your space, and your personal well-being will be at the very centre of our work together. I decided to train as a Legal Supervisor, following an extended period of work with a family lawyer. The cumulative effect of dealing with a...

Gillian Bishop

Gillian Bishop

Gillian has been a solicitor for over 35 years and a specialist family lawyer for the last 25 years. During that time she has developed passion for learning more about the context of the work she does. For many years she chaired the Skills and Support committee of...

Peter Seal

Peter Seal

Not being a lawyer enables me to see your daily working world with fresh eyes. Having worked as a caring professional for 38 years, training as a supervisor has given me a real insight into your profession. I am deeply impressed by the high levels of empathetic...

Kim Marshall

Kim Marshall

I am a Family Law Solicitor with over 20 years’ experience, having worked in a variety of firms, from high street to large London practices. I understand, at first hand, the particular challenges and demands of working in family law. I know how much I would have...

Claire Webb

Claire Webb

Claire has worked in Family Law since 1990.  Claire’s career has taken her from the challenges of being Head of Department in a high street firm to starting a niche mediation firm. She is one the founders of the Portsmouth, Chichester & South Downs Collaborative Law...

Christopher Mills

Christopher Mills

At the start of my training as a psychotherapist, I envisaged supervision as a form of overbearing interference. The discovery of how wrong I was led to the flowering of what I now see as the true nature of care: that it is a shared human endeavour, based on kindness,...

Maria Fender

Maria Fender

Maria’s path into training as a supervisor and therapist came after moving to Bath two decades ago, stepping back from a career in Business Banking. Since then, she has found working in the field of mental health and wellbeing hugely rewarding. Therapy and supervision...