As a member of Resolution and the Family Mediation Counsel, Jennifer Allen is committed to keeping issues that arise between couples after the breakdown of their relationship, out-of-court, so far as possible. One way in which this can be achieved is through mediation or more specifically hybrid mediation. Hybrid mediation brings together the best of both family and civil mediation models and is a time-tested option when considering your mediation options.
Hughes Paddison Director Appointed Deputy District Judge
Rachel Stewart has been appointed a Deputy District Judge by the Lord Chancellor, and has been assigned to the Midland Circuit to deal with civil and family proceedings.
In accepting her appointment Rachel joins her fellow Director, Mark Paddison, who has been a Deputy District Judge for approximately 13 years.
Rachel will take up her new role alongside her responsibilities as Head of Litigation at Hughes Paddison. As a solicitor Rachel already deals with a wide range of civil and commercial disputes. She believes that working as a Deputy District Judge will enhance her practice at Hughes Paddison, as it will provide invaluable experience of life on the other side of the court room.
Managing Director of Hughes Paddison, Jane Brothwood, commented on Rachel’s appointment: “We are delighted for Rachel, and very proud of her achievement. We are certain she will make an excellent contribution to the judiciary, as she has the sense of fairness and legal ability required for such a role.”