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Our Team

The Family Mediation South East mediators are members of the Family Mediators Association which sets standards in England and Wales. Our mediators come from a variety of professional backgrounds including family law, social work, counselling and management. Our team members are:

Mary Field

Mary Field

Mary Field is an experienced FMA accredited family mediator and Professional Practice Consultant with advanced qualifications including Child Inclusive Mediation. She is an associate member of Resolution.

Mary qualified as a solicitor in 1977; she practiced in family law and was granted accredited specialist status in family law by Resolution in 2001.

Mary trained as a mediator in 1989 and conducted a dual career as a lawyer and a mediator. In 2005 her mediation practice had grown to a point where she decided to leave to devote herself to it on a full time basis. Mary is a founder director of FMIS, is LSC accredited and FMC approved to conduct Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs).

Since 1999 in her role as a Professional Practice Consultant, Mary has made available her experience to other mediators who require consultancy, training and support.

Mary mediates in Chichester, Worthing and Bognor Regis.

Sue Jago

Sue Jago

Sue Jago is a very experienced Mediator who undertakes mediation alongside her practice as a specialist Family Solicitor. She is a trained collaborative lawyer , an accredited member of Resolution and is committed to helping clients resolve issues resulting from the breakdown in their relationship in an amicable way by agreement.

Sue is trained in Child Inclusive Mediation and is also a Professional Practice Consultant to other Mediators.

Sue practices as a mediator in Haywards Heath, Horsham and Crawley.

Jayne Swanston

Jayne Swanston

Jayne Swanston worked as an accountant and senior business analyst (for an investment bank) before making a career change.

Prior to completing her mediation training in July 2005 she also qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor. She brings both her accountancy and counselling skills into the mediation setting. Jayne is an experienced mediator working with all aspects of family mediation including Child Inclusive Mediation.

Jayne works in both Portsmouth for Hampshire Family mediation Service and Family Mediation in Sussex practicing [at outposts] in Brighton, Eastbourne and St Leonards on sea.

Margaret Pendlebury

Margaret Pendlebury

Margaret is a fully accredited mediator and Professional Practice Consultant. She has been mediating since 1992 and is a practitioner, trainer and practice consultant to several mediation services. Her previous professional background was as a children and families social worker.

Margaret is skilled in mediating all issues arising from divorce and separation, including property and finance and parenting disputes, with a particular focus on the well-being of the children concerned. She routinely invites children for their voice to be heard within the mediation, where it is right to do so.

Margaret is committed to promoting and developing the highest standards of mediation practice. In 2014 she was shortlisted for the Family Law ADR Practitioner award, and in 2015 she won the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) award for Family Mediation.


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Mumtaz King

Mumtaz King

Mumtaz is a qualified solicitor and an Accredited Mediator. She is also trained to see children in mediation. She has a diploma in Group Facilitation, Conflict Resolution and Counselling Skills.

Mumtaz is passionate about empowering people to resolve their issues in an effective and holistic way in order to achieve peaceful solutions. She also helps couples with children to keep the focus on their children, whose voices are absent from the room.

By encouraging dialogue between clients, unlike the adversarial process, clients are generally able to value and appreciate more positively the process that takes place in mediation.

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The reception over the telephone was extremely sympathetic and kind, elements hugely important for someone who is traumatised and vulnerable. I felt safe, respected and never a hindrance.

Phone:  01273 694 661
E-mail:  admin@fmis.org.uk

Office hours are 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday.