Kate Westmacott, Practitioner member of the Law Society Panel.
Kate Westmacott has been a member of Wolferstans’ Family Department since 1993. In 2008 Kate undertook the Family Mediation Training and has been facilitating family mediations ever since.
Kate has been a general member of the Law Society’s Family Mediation Panel since 2009 but is very pleased to have now been granted Practitioner Membership. This is recognition of Kates hard work as a Family Mediator.
Kate continues to practise as a Solicitor and, at the same time, is increasing her mediation practice which allows her to undertake privately paying and legally aided mediations which can cover all issues including property, finance and children.
This is an addition to Kate’s skills, knowledge and expertise as she is also a member of the Family Mediators’ Association and is accredited through the Family Mediation Council to undertake family mediations in Publicly funded (Legal Aid) cases.
Kate says, “I have always been a firm believer in alternative dispute resolution and was keen to train as a Family Mediator. With the Court’s now actively encouraging potential litigants to resolve their disputes through mediation and Collaborative Law I believe more people will have access to, and gain the benefit of, mediation. I am very pleased to have been recognised by the Law Society as an experienced Family Mediator through Practitioner Membership of their Panel.”