Nikki qualified as a lawyer in both England and Scotland and gained specialist experience in commercial litigation in top firms in London and Scotland. Nikki’s introduction to mediation was as a commercial mediator, based in London. Having seen the benefits of mediation as a means of resolving disputes, she extended her mediation skills to re-train as family mediator in 2009 and since then she has been working exclusively as a family mediator in Kent. Nikki works with clients in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Kings Hill and Sevenoaks.
Nikki has sat as a Magistrate for over 20 years and is a Court Chairman on both the Kent Family Bench and also in the Adult Court on the North Kent Bench. She has a wealth of experience in family matters, both in a court context and in the less acrimonious context of the mediation room.
Nikki was awarded ‘Senior Mediator’ status by the Family Mediators’ Association in 2014 and is qualified to offer Child-Inclusive Mediation. Nikki is also a Professional Practice Consultant and one of the founding partners of The Wells Group.
I would like to thank you for the time you have spent in achieving in 4 hours, what we never achieved in 4 months. I think it is by far a much better process than solicitors and court.
I honestly feel that we now have a good chance of proceeding in an amicable way that hopefully in time will become a friendship with the children at its core. I do not think we would have achieved this through solicitors, and feel huge gratitude for your patience and gentleness.
It’s so much better to go through this process together in a calm and neutral setting, rather than being defensive at home or seeing a solicitor individually. You’ve been a great adviser on a tricky topic and the meetings were really productive.
Throughout this whole horrible process we have both felt that the system is designed to leave us hating each other and to have had your support in helping us get to this point has meant a great deal, so thank you for your support of us both and for reflecting everything so well.
Thank you for all you have done to make a very sad and painful process somewhat less painful!
Thanks for all your help. We are talking a lot more and generally getting on much better, we even stood next to each other at rugby AND are going to parents’ evening together!
You did more in 4 hours than our lawyers had done in 1 year. For that I am very grateful.