Our Team

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Introducing our growing team of mediators.

We are all committed to motivating, enabling and supporting you to resolve your own conflict and reach your own agreements in the most effective and efficient way.

Our mediators come from a broad range of backgrounds including lawyers, company owners, therapists, and financial experts.

We are all dedicated to sharing experiences and insights with each other to create the best mediation and coaching service we can offer.

John Hind family_icon business_icon coaching_icon


Director and Founder – Compass Resolution


Mediator (Family/Workplace), Lawyer, Mediation Practice Consultant, Family Consultant, Group Facilitator, Conflict Management Consultant, Skills trainer.

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Matthew Clark family_icon

Matthew has a life-long passion for learning and was one of the first IFAs in the UK to be accredited as a Chartered Financial Planner in 2005. He is also a Fellow of the Personal Society, Trust and Estates Practitioner, Later Life Accredited Adviser and a family mediator trained by the Family Mediation Association.

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Pippa Bassett family_icon

Pippa is a member of The College of Mediators and is also accredited with The Legal Aid Agency and The Law Society.
Pippa has had experience of dealing with a wide range of issues in mediation and has a particular interest and expertise in working with young parents.

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Frances Place family_icon

Skilled in mediating in highly emotional situations.
Able to help foucus parties on reaching constructive, realistic settlements enabling them to put the past dispute behind them in a positive way and if necessary, continue to work together.

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Ashley Palmer family_icon


Ashley specializes in child-focused mediation, she is committed to helping separated parents work out a shared-parenting plan.  Ashley is a member of The Family Mediators Association, accredited with The Legal Aid Agency and is also a qualified she is also a qualified Psychotherapist and Resolution trained Family Consultant.

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Julian Samiloff family_iconcoaching_icon


Psychotherapist and Mediator and Executive Coach. Working collaboratively with individuals and families to co create with them new and enriching narratives with which they can build and develop successful creative living for themselves and others.

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Gavin Fennell family_icon business_icon coaching_icon


Gavin is a Mediator(Family/Civil/Neighbourhood) and a Chartered Accountant. He specialises in high value mediations and is also qualified to meet with children to enable their views to be heard during mediation. Accredited by the Family Mediation Council.

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Charles Place family_icon


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Kate Skelton family_icon


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Julia Thackray family_icon


Julia is a Family mediator, trainer, former family lawyer. Interested in dispute resolution, collaborative and team working and family law.

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Richard Whittington family_icon


Richard is an experienced Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and has practised in the area of Family Law for over 30 years. He specialises in all areas of Family Law including Divorce, Finances, Cohabitation, Separation, Civil Partnerships, Pre Nuptial and Post Nuptial Agreements and represents Parents and Grandparents in Children proceedings.

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Austin Chessell family_icon


Austin specialises in children and financial family mediation matters. He also works with grandparents wanting to discuss seeing grandchildren and LGBT families to discuss separation. Some of Austin’s mediation clients have an international element to their situation for relocation abroad. Austin is a member of the Family Mediators Association and is accredited with the Law Society and the FMC. He is from a Family Law background and has also completed a Level 3 diploma in Counselling with the Mary Ward Centre.

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Chrissie Tarbitt family_icon


Chrissie combines many years of negotiating, coaching and mentoring in the corporate world, with her counselling and NLP skills, to deliver an integrated approach to mediation helping families resolve the many issues they face when going through a separation. She feels passionately that her role is to facilitate a client-led decision making process with patience, integrity and empathy. Chrissie is FMA (Family Mediators Association) trained, a member of the National Counselling Society and the National Hypnotherapy Society.

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Paul Sandford business_icon family_icon 


Principal Director of ASM, civil/commercial, workplace, employment, family and educational mediator and trainer with a judicial/legal background. He has knowledge and expertise in dispute resolution in a wide range of areas and disciplines and mediates online.

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Ben Beaumont business_icon 


Civil/commercial mediator, arbitrator, adjudicator, barrister and chartered surveyor with extensive legal and directorial experience. He has wide-ranging international experience and works in a number of different worldwide jurisdictions.

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Joanne Byrne business_icon 


Educational and civil mediator with very extensive experience of the educational sector including resolving SEN related disputes and the process of Early Dispute Resolution (EDR).

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Dr Russell Foster business_icon 


Consultant psychiatrist with extensive medicolegal, managerial and judicial expertise.

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David King business_icon 


Civil mediator and accountant with extensive financial and taxation related experience and expertise.

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David Santiago business_icon family_icon 


UK and Portuguese accredited civil/workplace mediator, coach and trainer, completely bilingual English/Portuguese speaker and accomplished online mediator. David can undertake work in the UK, Portugal and Brazil.

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Russell Shackleton business_icon 


Specialist in Contractual Evaluation, Financial Specialist, Business Consultant, Auditor, Investigator, Trainer and Coach with experience and expertise in the commercial, charitable and public sectors.

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Anthony Wooding business_icon 


Civil, commercial and workplace mediator and trainer and managing partner in a long-established firm of solicitors. He has particular knowledge and expertise in resolving all types of civil, property and financial disputes.

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Brendan Schütte business_icon 


UK and Irish accredited and highly accomplished workplace mediator, investigator, trainer and coach with particular expertise in the field of neutral evaluation. Brendan undertakes work in Ireland and in all parts of the UK including Northern Ireland.

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Jamie Marshall family_iconbusiness_icon 


Jamie is a family mediator and member of the Family Mediators Association combining many years of legal experience with a facilitative and non-adversarial approach to help families make the best decisions in respect of their children and finances following separation. Jamie is also a civil mediator with particular interest in legal costs and workplace and business disputes.

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Jacqui Kyne family_icon


Jacqui is accredited with the Family Mediation Council and has over ten years experience in mediating disputes arising from divorce and separation. She is specialises in children and financial mediation matters. Jacqui is also a Mediation Practice Consultant, Family Consultant and Relationship Counsellor.

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Debbie Webber family_icon


Before qualifying as a mediator in 2014, Debbie worked as a Lawyer and for the Citizens Advice Bureau. As a family mediator she has experience of dealing with children and finance mediations and draws on her past experience to provide a professional service to help parties find their own solutions and avoid adversarial court proceedings. Debbie is a member of the ADR Group and accredited with the Legal Aid Agency and Family Mediation Council.

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