Tessa is a Director of the London School of Mediation and has been mediating since qualifying in 2014. She is a non-practicing solicitor with considerable experience of high value catastrophic injury litigation. She spent 14 years with a leading personal injury law firm where she specialized in brain & spinal cord cases of the utmost severity & complexity.
Tessa qualified as a civil, commercial and workplace mediator in 2014 and has mediated all manner of disputes including business disputes, workplace, clinical negligence, contractual disputes and property cases. She also qualified in 2021 as a special educational needs mediator – regularly mediating with local authorities and parents of children with special educational needs. Tessa has mediated workplace disputes both individually and also as a co-mediator in workplace disputes involving large teams of people.
Her approachable nature combined with her ability to communicate in the most difficult situations makes her an empathetic mediator who can handle matters involving high emotion whilst managing expectations.
Tessa qualified as a Solicitor in 1996. She trained as an accredited mediator with the London School of Mediation in 2014. She joined the Faculty in 2015 delivering worldwide mediation training and coaching on the accredited course before becoming a Director in 2017.
‘Tessa was a great facilitator, everything was clear, straightforward and any apprehension felt before the process was quickly dispelled.’
‘Tessa is very even handed and hard working. A settlement was reached which was great.’
'Tessa is a most effective organizer and communicator. She has first class interpersonal skills.'
'Tessa was patient and non-judgmental throughout.'
‘Through Tessa's skills, after a long day, the case settled, providing finality for all sides. Tessa was both fair and respectful towards our client, eliciting helpful information.’
‘Tessa was very calm and reassuring. The mediation went well and she would go over where we were to help the process’.
The fee is usually split equally between the parties, unless they agree otherwise. We have a fee for 2, 4, 6 or 8 hours that includes administration, preparation, travel and the mediation. The parties usually provide the venue.
We can offer mediators in the following areas, although the list is not prescriptive: