FLiP FACULTY APPROVED PARENTING COORDINATOR - DOMINIC RAESIDE
Dominic is one of the five principals who founded Family Law in Partnership in 1995. As Head of Mediation, Dominic holds the strong belief that whilst separation and divorce is often a difficult and painful transition, it does not have to destroy a family.
Dominic’s practice is focused on helping couples reach a consensus about their future as it relates to their children, finances and housing. Dominic mediates both domestic and cross border family disputes including international child abduction, access and custody cases. Having worked for many years in the Courts advising the judiciary in contested children’s matters and previously having worked in the field of adult psychiatry, Dominic has a range of skills, knowledge and experience which he uses to help his clients to reach agreement. His work has earned Dominic a reputation as one of the most experienced and respected mediators in the country – many of his mediation clients are referred to him by the top family lawyers in the country. In 2013 Dominic took up the prestigious role of the Family Mediator member of the Family Justice Council, a role which he continues to hold.
Dominic is ranked as a leading family mediator by The Legal 500 UK which comments that he is “a truly outstanding mediator” “calm and constructive….he is immensely experienced” and “at the top of his game; he manages to put people at ease, and has a way of unblocking even the most intractable disputes.“ The 2016 edition notes that he is “very effective for tricky children disputes“. Dominic was named Family Law Dispute Resolution Practitioner of the Year in the Family Law Awards 2015 and was been nominated for the 2016 award too.
What Dominic’s clients say:
“You deftly and professionally led us all through very sensitive issues, expertly enabling us to reach a satisfactory result. This would never have been possible without your expertise and experience. We still don’t know how you achieved this but your skill and patience were clearly evident from the very start”
“Dominic is excellent”
“The service was exceptional and expedited a settlement so mission accomplished!”
“Life is greatly improved for us all and the children are so much more settled, I shall always be grateful for your help”
“Please convey to Dominic my gratitude for his role in the mediation process. I was very impressed by his impartiality, professionalism and skill in directing the conversations to a satisfactory conclusion”
“I felt that my dilemma was understood and appreciated”
“I wanted to send my thanks to Dominic for all of his help….I was so grateful to him for his advice, patience and kindness”
“The process was particularly helpful in counterbalancing the fear and insecurity which divorce raises”
“Please pass on my message of enormous thanks to Dominic. His help in getting us to an agreement was amazing. I know that it would never have been achieved without his careful guidance. I am particularly hopeful of better communication for the sake of our children going forward and Dominic will have encouraged this”
“I would also like to thank you for your time, and calm and considerate mediation. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to others”
“Friendly, courteous and professional”
“We found the sessions invaluable and would like to thank you so much for your professional input. Your calm, shrewdness and perception were very much what was needed”
“Your help and support has been invaluable”
“I was so impressed with how you handled our mediation”
“Thank you again for your support in helping us to find a way to agree on the relocation (of the children)”
As well as being the Chief Assessor for the Family Mediation Council, Dominic is also involved in training mediators both in the UK and internationally. He is the mediator member of the Pensions Advisory Group. Dominic was a member of the Family Mediation Task Force which made recommendations to improve the family mediation services in England and Wales. He is a member of the Ministry of Justice’s Voice of the Child Advisory Group. Dominic is also a member of the MiKK pool of qualified cross border family mediators and a member of the Cross Border Family Mediators Network.