I am an attorney by profession. I was admitted in 2002 and I practised for my own account from August 2007 until March 2014, when I went on to the non-practising roll as I decided to focus on my passion: mediation. My speciality as an attorney was in family law. In 2008 I began my training as a mediator and I have been mediating since 2009.
I am a member of the South African Association of Mediators (SAAM) which is the regulating body for mediators in Gauteng and I am accredited by SAAM as such. Since 2015 I have been the co-regional Representative for the Johannesburg South Region to arrange and provide SAAM- approved continuous professional development training for my fellow SAAM member mediators.
I am also trained and accredited by the University of Stellenbosch’s Africa Centre for Dispute Resolution in conjunction with Conflict Dynamics as a civil and commercial mediator. I also hold a certificate of accreditation from the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in the UK.
I am appointed by the Department of Justice & Constitutional Development as a Level 2 accredited mediator and have been appointed to the Department’s panel in the South African pilot project for Court-Annexed Mediation.
I am also a founding member of The Collaborative Network, which is a network of professionals who work collaboratively to give families the best services and appropriate support, tailored to their family’s specific needs during times of conflict and transition.
I have been on the panel of ProBono.Org since 2009 as a mediator and as an attorney.