About Us

Lise Seager

Lise qualified as a solicitor more than 25 years ago and as a mediator in 2004.  She began her career as a solicitor in a high street practice, and later became a partner in a regional law firm. She now works in her own practice as a solicitor and mediator.

Lise is based in Bristol and works primarily in the South West of England, the M4 corridor and London, but is very willing, by arrangement, to travel widely to undertake  mediation work.

Trained as both a civil and commercial mediator and family mediator, Lise tailors the mediation process and procedure to best meet the needs of those involved. Regardless of the nature of the dispute, Lise is pleased to offer a model of mediation in which parties’ legal representatives  are integrally involved in the process, insofar as the parties require it.

With a background as a solicitor, management consultant and executive coach, Lise has the resources to undertake mediation in a wide range of issues involving the breakdown of personal, professional and commercial relationships.

When working as a mediator Lise:

  • Is facilitative and solutions focussed
  • Is flexible in approach
  • Is resilient
  • Is able to challenge people’s thinking in a sensitive and constructive manner
  • Has an understanding of the dynamics of the group involved in a mediation and has a the skills and ability to manage them
  • Is able to use tools and techniques to help the people involved identify various options for settlement and reach and agreement

Mediation accreditations, memberships and training

  • Civil Mediation Council Registered Mediator
  • Member  Civil Mediation Council
  • Mediator Member of LawWorks and a member of its Mediator Panel. (LawWorks is a pro bono provider of mediation throughout England and Wales.)
  • Member Association of Wales and Border Counties Mediators
  • 2022 – ADR Group – Workplace mediation
  • 2009 –  ADR Group  – Commercial to Family Mediator Conversion Course
  • 2005 –  ADR Group – Civil and Commercial Mediation
  • 2004 – School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology at Regents College, London  – Mediation Skills for ADR – Accredited Mediator

Other relevant memberships

  • Member of the Law Society
  • Associate of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Affiliate of Society of  Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Member EMCC UK
  • Affiliate subscriber of British Psychological Society and a member of their Special Group in Coaching  Psychology

More education, experience and qualifications

  •  STEP Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising (2016)
  • MSC in Coaching and Behavioural Change – Henley Business School, Reading University ( 2013)
  • STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes  (2012)
  • Accredited user of Strengthscope
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner
  • Executive Coach – Henley Management College Certificate of Coaching  (2007)
  • Law Society Lexcel Assessor (2000 – 2009) and Consultant (2000 –2017)
  • Investors in People Consultant and Assessor (2000-2004)
  • MBA in Legal Practice, Nottingham Law School (1999)