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Gavin Fennell

Gavin is a family mediator, accredited by the Family Mediation Council and the Family Mediators Association (of which he is Board Member),, accredited by the Family Mediation Council, who combines his financial experience as a chartered accountant with his legal skills to support his clients in reaching agreement. Gavin has practised as a family mediator for four years and in the last two years has conducted over 40 family mediations, involving disputes relating to financial settlements and maintenance, child residence and contact. He is particularly skilled in dealing with high-net-worth clients who have complex financial arrangements. He also specialises in consultation with children whose parents are engaged in mediation.

In addition to family mediations, Gavin is a commercial mediator and, just to keep his hand in, does the occasional, highly stressful neighbourhood mediation.gavin-fennell-mediator

Gavin is a specialist in financial matters, having been a partner in one of the largest global accountancy firms. He has practised in the UK, western and central Europe, and in South Africa. He is also a qualified advocate of the High Court of South Africa and has dealt with a very wide range of matters, from contested divorce and Children’s Court cases, to murder, rape and sexual abuse.

Gavin holds UK degrees (LLB, LLM – London), South African degrees (B Com, LLB – Wits), and he is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW), a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the Family Mediators Association and is accredited by the Family Mediation Council.  His fees are higher than our stated ones.

“I experienced the trauma of a difficult divorce before mediation was readily available – if only it had been! Despite our best attempts to negotiate, almost every issue we needed to resolve erupted into major conflict and, without intermediaries, we painfully battled it out in court. The cost of fighting was huge, financially, but far more damaging was the lasting emotional damage that was inflicted on the adults and particularly on the children. My experience has given me insight into how people can feel trapped, entrenched and disempowered when going through a divorce”