About Katherine

I’ve been practicing law for almost 30 years, and mediating since 2007. I’ve learned a lot about people, family dynamics, and helping couples reach settlements that work for them.

Experience is often the greatest teacher when it comes
to tackling unique situations

I used to go to court – but it’s damaging to relationships, forcing parents to fight instead of working together.  Lawyers can say hurtful things to advance their client’s case. The process can be very expensive and destructive, making it hard for parties who still have to deal with each other at kids’ birthday parties, or grads, or weddings.

In 2016, I decided to stop that work and focus on helping clients resolve things in a better way. With my training as a parenting coordinator and personal experience, I bring additional expertise to the table.

I help clients to be creative.  To find something that works for their unique situation. To build bridges rather than burn them.  And to create a strong foundation for co-parenting as they move forward. Once a resolution is reached, I also write up the separation agreement for them.

I bring this experience to the table.  Helping family clients for close to 30 years.  And thanks to Zoom, I can now help clients from all over the Province.


  • 1984 — Bachelor of Arts – University of Victoria
  • 1988 — Bachelor of Laws – University of Victoria
  • 1989 — Called to the Bar of British Columbia
  • 2006 — Became a Family Law Mediator
  • 2013 — Became a Parenting Coordinator

Professional Memberships and Accreditations

  • Law Society accredited Family Law Mediator
  • Law Society accredited Parenting Coordinator and Arbitrator
  • Mediate BC Family Roster – Registered Roster Mediator

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