Rachael is an experienced negotiator, lawyer and mediator. She founded Squaring Circles, a specialist dispute resolution business based in Edinburgh, and winner of the National Mediation Awards Newcomer of the Year 2020, after 12 years in private practice as a dispute resolution solicitor. Rachael is also a Certified Online Mediator, a Specialist Mediator for the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, a CEDR Accredited Negotiator, an Accredited Specialist in Professional Negligence Law from the Law Society of Scotland and an alumnus of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
Rachael mediates a wide range of civil, neighbour, commercial and business disputes both face to face and online. Her experience ranges from disputes which have a strong emotional impact, to those where the parties are more commercially driven. She can therefore appropriately adapt her mediation style to the needs of the parties, and provide social, legal or commercial challenge when necessary. She is empathetic, engaging, inquisitive and tenacious. She works hard to put the parties at ease, to help them better understand each other, to see things differently, and to become invested in creatively exploring a way forward.
- Business & Commercial
- Community & Neighbour
- Housing and Property