I am a strong believer in the importance and supportive power of external, non-judgemental supervision for lawyers working in demanding areas of legal practice.
I offer a slightly different perspective from other family law supervisors in that I am an employment lawyer. I started at the Bar in 1996 and have since worked as a solicitor in a wide variety of legal settings, including City, national and regional firms, and now my own (since 2009). This means that while I have the personal experience of having dealt with a lot of very difficult client issues in my own practice (including death, violence and mental illness), and the constant stress of fast-moving litigation, there is no danger of us drifting into a technical review of your caseload or of me giving you practice advice.
Instead, I bring all the experience of having been in practice as a lawyer since 1997 but without the assumptions of what a good family lawyer ‘looks like’ or any judgements about you that might be associated with that.
Whatever your area of law, I would be pleased to work with you.
I am also an experienced business coach and a trainee counsellor. While family law supervision is neither coaching nor counselling, this other work I do gives me the skills of really listening to you, tuning into where you are and how you see the world, of appreciating you for who you truly are and not judging you in any way, and of being here to talk with you about absolutely anything you’d like to discuss.
I am happy to work with you online wherever you are based, or face-to-face if you are in the Bristol area.