Our Team

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Karen Schirn, FMCA Mediator

Accredited mediator Karen Schirn has worked as a family solicitor for over 16 years. Karen trained in 2011 as a family mediator with The Family Mediator's Association. She brings a wealth of experience of relationship breakdown and dispute resolution. ​

Karen is qualified to undertake child inclusive mediation and also to supervise the professional practice of others.



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Sarah England, FMCA, Director & Mediator


Director & accredited mediator Sarah England has a commercial background with over 20 years experience in business strategy and marketing including a number of years in legal services marketing. Sarah trained as a family mediator in 2011 with The Family Mediator's Association. She brings a down to earth approach with a particular empathy for children's issues, with strong problem solving skills.

Sarah is qualified to undertake child inclusive mediation and also to supervise the professional practice of others.

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Janet Flawith FMCA Mediator

Janet was admitted as a family solicitor in 1993. She later moved into mediation as she didn't believe that the court process helped separating couples. 

Jan is an accredited mediator qualified in child inclusive mediation. She is also a PPC meaning she is qualified to supervise the practice of other mediators.

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Justine Cadbury, Mediator 

Justine is a qualified Barrister, who trained as a family mediator in 2016.

She has over ten years of experience of dispute resolution. Additionally Justine co-edited, with the right Hon Sir Mathew Thorpe, “Hearing the Children” a collection of papers of the 2003 Interdisciplinary Conference at Dartington Hall. 

Amanda, VA

Amanda is often the first point of contact for clients. She has a wealth of experience supporting the specialist area of family mediation with kindness and efficiency. 

She has over 20 years of experience working in the Administration and Customer Service industries. Amanda has been supporting Mediators for over 3 years.

Her passion is to provide a great service to clients when they make the initial enquiry to start the mediation process.

Adrienne, Client Support

Adrienne has a BSC and has worked in both a business setting and also with Citizen's Advice. 

Training to be a Mediator?

Green Light Mediation is interested in meeting trainee mediators who are looking to work for a family mediation service on a part time free lance basis.

Our USP is co-mediation, ideally with a lawyer, non lawyer team.

If you are currently training, or have recently completed your training and are looking to begin  training or have completed your Foundation Course please get in touch. We are particularly interested in those with backgrounds as family solicitors or family lawyers.

We do not charge for enabling the required 10 hours of mediation in advance of sign off.

Please email attaching your CV or call and ask to speak to one of the directors for more information