How hybrid mediation works for complex and HNW cases

Alison Bull for Smart Divorce

Tamsin talks to mediator, arbitrator and family lawyer Alison Bull about how mediation can work in complex cases. They discuss the benefits of bringing other professionals into the process to support the clients and provide expert advice.

Alison heads the Manchester family and children team at Mills & Reeve LLP, and their national family dispute resolution practice. She helps individuals, couples and their children to sort out the legal, practical and financial arrangements when a couple separates, and also helps with pre-nuptial agreements and cohabitation contracts. The team also advises on the legal arrangements around surrogacy and fertility treatments.

Alison is a family lawyer, a family and civil/commercial mediator, a collaborative practitioner and an arbitrator of children and financial issues. She is recognised as a leading individual in the independent legal directories Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, and noted for her commitment to non-court dispute resolution. Contributors comment that “Alison Bull is a great, enthusiastic partner to work with who has clear expectations right from the beginning. She is very knowledgeable and gives great guidance with all probabilities weighed out”, and “She’s really good at the difficult cases. She gets involved in the nuts and bolts of things and will pursue things – she’s the best lawyer for the very difficult cases.” Alison can be contacted for a no-obligation chat on 07918 942 652, by email or on twitter @AlisonBullMcr

Tamsin is a Chartered Financial Planner with over 20 years experience. She works with couples and individuals who are at the end of a relationship and want agree how to divide their assets FAIRLY without a fight.

You can contact Tamsin at or arrange a free initial meeting using She is also part of the team running Facebook group Separation, Divorce and Dissolution UK

Tamsin Caine MSc., FPFS
Chartered Financial Planner
Smart Divorce Ltd