FLiP FACULTY APPROVED PARENTING COORDINATOR - SARAH SMITH
Sarah Smith has been with Berwins’ Solicitors (Harrogate, Leeds) since 2008, after working in London practices since qualification in 1996. She is designated an Eminent Practitioner by the industry’s guide to the top law firms, Chamber and Partners, a Resolution Accredited Specialist and a member of the Law Society’s Family Panel.
Sarah has been a Collaborative Lawyer since 2007 and an accredited Family Mediator with FMA since 2012, including Child Inclusive mediation since 2017. In 2018 Sarah became one of the first 10 people in the UK to train and qualify as a Parenting Coordinator.
Sarah is in her element working with families to ensure they get the help they need to get through divorce and separation. She is not afraid of conflict and, drawing on her psychology and legal backgrounds, she is known for getting to the ‘nub of it’ quickly. Clients rate her for her ‘people-awareness’ and ability to get to solutions where none look likely. She is especially adept at helping parents understand continued co-parenting after separation and crafting Parenting Plans that work for their children.