Our Family Law team is supported by two certified family law mediators, John Campbell and Tarel Swansky.
John Campbell is one of the first lawyers in BC to complete the Family Mediation program and he became certified to act as a mediator in family disputes in 1986. John is also an accredited arbitrator and he draws on his training and experience in both arbitration and mediation techniques and procedures to assist his family law clients in finding solutions that work for their particular family circumstances.
Tarel Swansky is a Family Law lawyer with a strong interest in collaborative and cost-efficient resolution of family-related disputes. She is a certified family law mediator and works closely with John to make this service available to our clients. If custody of children is involved, mediation creates a new relationship, which keeps the channels of communication open. The mediation process is less intimidating than appearing before the courts, and compliance with an agreed settlement is more certain because both parties have been involved in creating the solution.
The offices and boardroom at CBM are available in Langley as a neutral location for mediation meetings. For more information, see our Mediation and Arbitration page.