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Our Team

The Family Mediation South East mediators are members of the Family Mediators Association which sets standards in England and Wales. Our mediators come from a variety of professional backgrounds including family law, social work, counselling and management. Our team members are:

Mary Field

Mary Field

FMC Accredited Mediator and Director

Mary spent many years as a family law solicitor and is now an experienced FMC Accredited Family Mediator and Professional Practice Consultant with additional qualifications including Child Inclusive Mediation. She is a member of Resolution and is committed to help clients find solutions which are constructive, child-focused and fair.

Mary mediates in Chichester, East Grinstead and Worthing


Sue Jago

Sue Jago

FMC Accredited Mediator and Director

Sue is a very experienced FMC accredited Family Mediator and Professional Practice Consultant. She has the skills and qualifications to practice Child Inclusive Mediation when required. Sue undertakes mediation alongside her practice as a specialist Family Solicitor. She is a trained collaborative lawyer, an accredited member of Resolution and is committed to helping her clients resolve issues resulting from the breakdown in their relationship in a fair and amicable way by agreement.

Sue mediates in Crawley, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Redhill and Reigate.


Jayne Swanston

Jayne Swanston

FMC Accredited Mediator and Director

Jayne has worked as an accountant and senior business analyst (for an investment bank) before making a career change. Jayne also qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor. She brings both her accountancy and counselling skills into the mediation setting. Jayne is an experienced FMC accredited Family Mediator working with all aspects of family mediation including Child Inclusive Mediation.

Jayne mediates in Brighton, Eastbourne, Lewes and Reigate


Margaret Pendlebury

Margaret Pendlebury

Professional Practice Consultant

Margaret is an experienced FMC Accredited Family Mediator and Professional Practice Consultant. Margaret is committed to promoting and developing the highest standards of mediation practice. In 2014 she was shortlisted for the Family Law ADR Practitioner award, and in 2015 she won the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) award for Family Mediation.


Zalika Akinsete

Zalika Akinsete

FMC Accredited Mediator

Zalika Akinsete is an experienced, FMC fully accredited, all-issues family mediator with advanced mediation qualifications, including Child Inclusive Mediation. She is experienced in facilitating amicable resolutions in families, with children’s best interest being paramount. Zalika prides herself in drawing upon her vast experience, knowledge, empathy, creativity and use of active listening and other counselling skills to assist families in forming amicable resolutions to their issues and concerns.

Zalika mediates in Croydon and Sutton.


Mumtaz King

Mumtaz King

FMC Accredited Mediator

Mumtaz is a qualified solicitor and an experienced FMC Accredited Family Mediator. She is also trained to see children in mediation. She has a diploma in Group Facilitation, Conflict Resolution and Counselling Skills. Mumtaz is passionate about empowering people to resolve their issues in an effective and holistic way in order to achieve peaceful solutions. She also helps couples with children to keep the focus on their children, whose voices are absent from the room.

Mumtaz mediates in Croydon, London, Redhill and Sutton

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Phone:  01273 694 661
E-mail:  admin@fmse.co.uk

Office hours are 09:30 to 17:30 Monday to Friday.