DURBAN FAMILY & DIVORCE MEDIATOR
Tracey-Leigh received her LLB degree in 1990 from the University of Kwazulu-Natal (Pietermaritzburg). She subsequenly went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Law (LLM -Thesis). Nearly a decade later she returned to her studies and received a second Master’s Degree in the multi-disciplinary field of Family Law and Social Work, graduating cum laude.
Tracey-Leigh has been practicing as a Family Law attorney since 1997. She obtained her accreditation as a Family & Divorce Mediator in 1998. This was at a time when mediation was for the vast majority of attorneys hardly even considered as a viable alternative to litigation. Despite the slow acceptance of mediation, Tracey-Leigh continued over the years to upskill herself in the field of Mediation. In 2012 she attended a Civil and Commercial Mediator Training Programme run locally under the auspices of the ADR Group (London).
Tracey-Leigh has over the years obtained extensive mediation experience in a wide array of Divorce and Family-related disputes. Recently her experience in Family Mediation was extended to include Elder Mediation and Marital Mediation matters.
The focus of Tracey-Leigh’s Mediation practice remains primarily on Family-related disputes. More specifically on assisting couples and families involved in intractable disputes to reach a workable resolution that meets the best interests of all the parties involved. In particular, for the children who are generally caught in the dispute cross-fire.
As a Mediator, Tracey-Leigh’s role is to manage the process of conflict resolution and to maximize party self-determination. She avoids assuming an adjudicative role in a matter instead allowing the parties to work towards a resolution that suits their individual needs, whilst still meeting the standards required by the Law.