Lisa Parkinson

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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A day in the life of ... Lisa Parkinson (Family Mediator) 22 JUN 2015

A day in the life of ... Lisa Parkinson (Family Mediator)

What is your position and what you do on a day-to-day basis? I'm a family mediator,...

John Cornwell Memorial Lecture 2013: innovation, inspiration and change 19 SEP 2013

John Cornwell Memorial Lecture 2013: innovation, inspiration and change

Lisa Parkinson, Mediator and Trainer: John Cornwell was probably the most influential family...

The place of mediation in the family justice system [2013] CFLQ 200 21 JUN 2013

The place of mediation in the family justice system [2013] CFLQ 200

Keywords: Mediation - Family Justice System - MIAMS - Legal Aid The Family Justice...

Dispute Resolution: Co-mediation on family matters: cost-effective or unaffordable? 20 MAR 2013

Dispute Resolution: Co-mediation on family matters: cost-effective or unaffordable?

Lisa Parkinson Mediator and Trainer: In February 1978 three representatives of the embryo...

‘Taking a longer view of contact’: messages that adults need to hear 04 MAR 2013

‘Taking a longer view of contact’: messages that adults need to hear

Lisa Parkinson Mediator and Trainer: There is widespread concern that legislation to promote...

Mediation: blown up too far? 07 AUG 2012

Mediation: blown up too far?

Lisa Parkinson Mediator and Trainer: Is mediation being blown up in a big bubble of...

Family Law Podcast: Lisa Parkinson talks about MIAMs 09 JUN 2011

Family Law Podcast: Lisa Parkinson talks about MIAMs

At the Family Law social event held in Bristol on 24 May, Lisa Parkinson, author of Family...

Mediation Brands: Research from the USA 23 MAR 2007

Mediation Brands: Research from the USA

Lisa Parkinson, Mediator, Lecturer and Trainer. There are major differences between services...

Child-inclusive Family Mediation 26 MAY 2006

Child-inclusive Family Mediation

Lisa Parkinson, Mediator and Trainer. The author comments that experience of meeting with...