Our Mediators

Alex Christian, LL.B (Hons), LL.M, MSoM, CertMAP

Alex has spent over 20 years working in the legal sector, advising and managing advice and legal services in the areas of Commercial Contracts, Insolvency, Employment, Landlord and Tenant, Discrimination, Money Advice & Welfare Benefits, Personal Injury and Consumer Law.  Alex has worked in the private and public legal sector as well as in the third sector, leading to a broad understanding of issues in a dispute. Skilled and experienced in negotiation, conflict resolution and advocacy, Alex prides himself on his grasp of numbers and being able to quickly gain a full appreciation the finances of a dispute. Alex is passionate about all forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and particularly in mediation, and now shares his time between practicing Mediation and as a Money Advice Consultant. A Member of the Society of Mediators, Alex’s other interests include cycling, playing squash, theatre, film, rugby and walking.

Alice Holtom, LLB (Hons), MSoM, FILEX

Alice holds degrees in both Law and Social Studies & Philosophy. A non-practicing Barrister and a Chartered Legal Executive, Alice has worked in the Housing Sector for over 20 years, working for local government, private law firms, housing associations, charities and not for profit organisations. Alice is a highly effective listener with an exceptional ability to comprehend and process information, paying keen attention to detail; with these skills, Alice is able to quickly understand the subtle nuances of each parties concerns whilst maintaining a balanced and neutral position. Highly experienced in conflict resolution, negotiation and litigation, Alice is passionate about Mediation and its benefits in resolving disputes. Alice splits her time between being a Housing Lawyer, managing a small property portfolio and Mediation. Alice’s other interests include, gardening and scuba diving: Alice also plays saxophone in a local Ska Band.

Margaret, DoG, (Trainee Mediator)

Margaret plays a pivotal role in the wellbeing of the office. By sensing emotions are elevated, Margaret is able to respond quickly and ease tensions within the workplace. Although Margaret's main talents lie outside complex negotiations and her interests lead more to outdoor pursuits, she is still a valued member of the Wensum Mediation team.