Kim Marshall

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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 benefitted from supervision as a young family lawyer and recognise it would have reduced the stress I experienced around my work and made me a much more effective practitioner. This was a great motivator for me to train as a supervisor.

I have a longstanding interest in psychology and psychotherapy and have qualifications in psychodynamic and person-centred psychotherapy. This very much informs my practice as a family lawyer supervisor.

I am a great believer in the power being listened to with full attention: it is an unexpectedly effective, yet rare experience. Family lawyers in particular are used to focusing on the problems of others and typically don’t set aside time to reflect on or talk about what is happening for them.

As a supervisor, I will offer you a confidential, non-judgmental space to reflect on your day-to-day work and experiences. I will aim to give you support and encouragement and an opportunity to learn more about yourself so that you can do your job effectively and with enthusiasm. You will have time to think through and explore options and perhaps look at situations from a new perspective. Sometimes, just allowing yourself to vent or offload can be cathartic and energising. Supervision is tailored to what you might need at any particular time in your working life and I hope it will become an integral part of your practice.

Other supervisors currently listed

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

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...

Jill Redshaw

Jill Redshaw

Having worked for many years as a mediator and counsellor with couples and families in conflict, I understand the pressures of supporting clients who are feeling hurt, angry, fearful, or powerless (and often all those things) and the personal impacts the work can have...

Rebecca Hawkins

Rebecca Hawkins

As a solicitor and mediator specialising in high conflict family law cases, I work with families at all stages of separation. I am passionate about helping clients understand their choices, enabling them to move forward. It would be fair to say that over the 20+ years...

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...

James Carroll

James Carroll

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...

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...

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...