Karen Schirn


family mediator - conflict resolution

Karen worked as a family solicitor for over 16 years and made the change to working as a family mediator in 2011. Karen set up a mediation service in Hertfordshire which she ran with her co-director until moving to the South West in 2020 when she joined Mediation First. Karen has extensive experience of dealing with a wide range of family disputes including high net worth cases, relocation and unmarried couples. Karen is trained in child inclusive mediation and has seen the benefits of children being given the opportunity to have a voice in the mediation process. Karen has also worked with the Citizens Advice service for several years which has enhanced her work as a mediator giving her a greater understanding of the wider issues many in our society face. Karen is qualified to supervise the professional practice of other mediators.

Karen was calm and professional, informative, easy to talk to and understanding.

Thank you for your calm and sensible approach.

Karen was brilliant at her job and I would highly recommend her.