Having known Mena Ruparel as a family lawyer advising and representing a considerable number of our mediation clients, I have no hesitation in strongly recommending her. I consider her to be ethical, highly competent and exceptionally focussed on helping clients in separation and divorce reach a dignified and fair conclusion.
The relationship between family lawyers and family mediators is of critical importance. The potential for developing that relationship has considerable unrealised scope in this country. While both family lawyers and family mediators should have the same overall objectives of fairness, avoidance of unnecessary delay, minimisation of destructive acrimony and outcomes that are legally acceptable, it is imperative that we work within our respective professional boundaries.