01st Sep 2015

Dominic Raeside shortlisted for prestigious family law award

Family Law in Partnership’s Head of Mediation Dominic Raeside has been shortlisted for the prestigious Family Law Dispute Resolution Practitioner of the Year award.

A full time mediator, Dominic covers the full spectrum of family law issues from divorce and separation to children matters (including access, international relocation and schooling) and mediation in relation to prenuptial and other relationship agreements. He conducts sole and joint mediation, child inclusive mediation and direct child consultation (where appropriate) and also offers the commercial model of mediation. He carries out Legal Aid mediation work. Dominic also prepares couples about to embark on court proceedings or mediation with other firms and also acts as a family consultant on child related, emotional and psychological aspects of divorce and separation.

Dominic is the Family Mediator Member of the Family Justice Council (appointed 2013 following a competitive selection process) demonstrating his outstanding reputation in this field. In 2014 he was appointed to the Family Mediation Task Force and the Voice of the Child Advisory Group. He is the Chief Assessor for the Family Mediation Council and a member of the ADR sub-committee of the Family Justice Council. A UKCP registered family and systemic psychotherapist, and having worked in adult psychiatry and in the Courts advising the judiciary in contested children’s cases, Dominic has a unique range of skills.

Dominic is one of the most experienced mediators in the country and is known and trusted by the legal community. He takes most of his referrals from the best family lawyers in London and the surrounding areas. His track record for getting to lasting agreements and enabling couples to have good post separation relationships is second to none. The Legal 500 UK 2014 ranked Family Law in Partnership the only top tier firm for family mediation with Dominic referred to as “a truly outstanding mediator. He has the ability to face into intractable problems and come out with workable solutions”.

Dominic has played a key role in the development of mediation in the UK and is closely involved in training other mediators in the UK and abroad. He is regularly consulted by government bodies and working groups for his views on mediation (recent examples include the Policy Lab of the Cabinet Office, the MoJ and the Family Justice Review working group). Our mediation practice featured in the BBC Newsnight programme covering the impact of the Legal Aid changes. Dominic has hosted seminars on topics such as family mediation accreditation. Speaking engagements include the prestigious Family Justice Council Annual Debate 2013.

The winner of the award will be announced at the Family Law Awards on 8th October.