Our mediators

Criteria for a Court of Protection Mediator

We consider that the following criteria are essential for a Court of Protection mediator:
a. A qualification from a reputable mediation training organisation together with evidence of having mediated at least two cases in the last twelve months.

b. 5 years of mental capacity or COP experience. For non-lawyers this includes training in the assessment of mental capacity and best interests together with experience of applying this training in practice; appearing as witnesses or expert witnesses in COP cases; applying knowledge of mental capacity law in mediations or in teaching. For lawyers it includes advising and representing parties in COP cases.

c. Alternatively, 2 years of COP experience together with attendance on the Law Society’s Mental Capacity and Welfare Training Course run by City University (which is open to non-lawyers).

d. Knowledge of safeguarding (which can be evidenced by taking an on-line training module such as the Social Care Institute for Excellence’s Safeguarding Adults training or IHASCO’s training.)

e. Suitable Professional Indemnity Insurance.

f. Is compliant with GDPR.

Our Mediators

All the mediators HERE have confirmed that they meet the above criteria and have at least 5 years’ experience of working within Mental Capacity Law, and have taken undertaking relevant safeguarding training.

They have also agreed to carry out mediations under the scheme for a reduced fee of £100.80ph plus travel.

Adam Fullwood

39 Essex Chambers

Alex Troup

St John's Chambers

Andrew Hannam

Enable Law

andrew.hannam@enablelaw.com
03303 116750
07967 811767

Aswini Weereratne Q.C.

Doughty Street Chambers

Barbara Green

Spire Barristers

Charlotte May

The Medical Mediation Foundation

Chris Danbury

London School of Mediation

Georgina Rowley

Hugh Jones Solicitors

Helen Curtis

Garden Court Mediation

mediationclerks@gclaw.co.uk
02079 937648
02079 937600

Jenny Roberts

Hugh Jones Solicitors

Karon Walton

Hegarty Solicitors

Katherine Scott

39 Essex Chambers

ks@39essex.com
020 7832 1111

Michael O'Sullivan

5 Stone Buildings

Mungo Wenban-Smith

39 Essex Chambers

mws@39essex.com
020 7832 1111

Oliver Wooding

St John's Chambers

Sophy Miles

Doughty Street Chambers

Stephen Reeder

Doughty Street Chambers

Any professional or member of the public wishing to take part mediation under the scheme should contact their chosen mediator in the first instance, and the mediation will then progress in accordance with in accordance with the scheme guide.

Questions?

If you have a general question about the pilot, please get in touch with Holly Mieville-Hawkins at Enable Law in the first instance.