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Lisa Parkinson
Family mediator, trainer and a Vice President of the FMA
Lisa Parkinson is a family mediator with Bristol FMA. She has been a practising mediator since 1978 and is also a trainer, co-founder and a Vice President of FMA and member of the Family Justice Council’s ADR Committee. Also a founder member of the European Forum for Family Mediation Training and of World Mediation Forum. She is a member of WMF’s Scientific Committee for the 2012 Conference in Spain.

Lisa has given family mediation training and workshops in many other countries. In 2011 she had the great privilege and enjoyment of invitations to Brussels and The Hague (international cross-border mediation), Finland, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia and the Ukraine. She is a member of the Hague Conference’s “Group of Experts” on the Guide to Good Practice in mediation under the 1980 Child Abduction Convention (due to be published by June 2012).

Lisa is author of books and articles on mediation including Family Mediation (Family Law, 3rd edn, 2014). She also contributes regularly to Family Law, International Family Law and foreign language journals. Her family mediation book has been published in five foreign language editions.





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Lisa Parkinson
Family mediator, trainer and a Vice President of the FMA
Lisa Parkinson is a family mediator with Bristol FMA. She has been a practising mediator since 1978 and is also a trainer, co-founder and a Vice President of FMA and member of the Family Justice Council’s ADR Committee. Also a founder member of the European Forum for Family Mediation Training and of World Mediation Forum. She is a member of WMF’s Scientific Committee for the 2012 Conference in Spain.

Lisa has given family mediation training and workshops in many other countries. In 2011 she had the great privilege and enjoyment of invitations to Brussels and The Hague (international cross-border mediation), Finland, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia and the Ukraine. She is a member of the Hague Conference’s “Group of Experts” on the Guide to Good Practice in mediation under the 1980 Child Abduction Convention (due to be published by June 2012).

Lisa is author of books and articles on mediation including Family Mediation (Family Law, 3rd edn, 2014). She also contributes regularly to Family Law, International Family Law and foreign language journals. Her family mediation book has been published in five foreign language editions.





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Lisa Parkinson, Mediator and Trainer: John Cornwell was probably the most influential family lawyer of his generation, changing the whole culture and practice of family law in this country. Having...
Keywords: Mediation - Family Justice System - MIAMS - Legal Aid The Family Justice System is undergoing radical reorganisation in the wake of the Family Justice Review and the Government...
Lisa Parkinson Mediator and Trainer: In February 1978 three representatives of the embryo Bristol Courts Family Conciliation Service (now Bristol Family Mediation) were invited to a meeting with...
Lisa Parkinson Mediator and Trainer: There is widespread concern that legislation to promote shared parenting after separation would   result in more separated parents fighting over their rights,...
Lisa Parkinson Mediator and Trainer: Is mediation being blown up in a big bubble of expectation that the government is inflating in order to distract attention from the withdrawal of legal...
At the Family Law social event held in Bristol on 24 May, Lisa Parkinson, author of Family Mediation: Appropriate Dispute Resolution in a new family justice system, described the process of the new...
Lisa Parkinson, Mediator, Lecturer and Trainer. There are major differences between services which are offered as mediation with objectives, techniques and approaches often contrasting between...
Lisa Parkinson, Mediator and Trainer. The author comments that experience of meeting with separating parents in mediation suggests that many parents manage to give their children explanations and...
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