Alison specialises in arrangements for children and child care issues. After qualifying as a solicitor in 1996, Alison specialised in family and criminal law. She quickly realised that she had a passion for working with families with issues around children, including divorce, separation and care proceedings.
In recent years, Alison has worked as a family mediator, as an accredited mediator and child consultant. She was also a professional practice consultant involved in training and supervising other mediators. She was also involved in setting up a project that ensured children had their views heard when their parents were separating or divorcing.