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A conversation with former BBC News Presenter Joanna Gosling about changing her career to become a mediator

Family Mediation Week 2024 Webinar for the general public

A conversation with former BBC News Presenter Joanna Gosling who has changed her career to become a mediator, Claire Filer practicing Solicitor and Mediator from Irwin Mitchell and Sarah Manning practising Solicitor and Mediator from Hall Brown.

Joanna, Claire and Sarah take part in an active discussion about the benefits of mediation to separating families. They also touch upon their different pathways in becoming mediators and why this work is so important to them.

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Joanna is a Senior Associate Mediator (family and workplace) at Irwin Mitchell. Joanna is passionate about relationship dynamics, communication, and navigating conflict, which is why she changed career after 30 years as one of the most experienced and best-known rolling news presenters broadcasting in the UK, leaving her role as BBC News Chief Anchor. Joanna also has her own show on Classic FM and writes for the Sunday Times, and has a Sunday Telegraph column giving readers’ advice on disputes. 

Claire Filer is a partner at Irwin Mitchell and practices as both a solicitor and a family mediator.  Claire advises high net worth clients in relation to financial matters (specialising in cases involving trusts and business assets) and private children cases.  She mediates on all family issues.

Sarah Manning is a Partner at Hall Brown and practices as both a solicitor and mediator dealing with financial and children matters. Sarah is a hybrid mediator specialising in complex, high net worth mediation cases by utilising other professionals working with separated families. Sarah is also a trained child inclusive mediator and can speak to children within the mediation process if appropriate.