Alison McIlroy has joined Atherton Godfrey LLP. ALison specialises in arrangements for children and child care issues.

She qualified as a solicitor in 1996. She then worked for a law firm in Sheffield, where she specialised in family and criminal law. Alison soon realised that working with families struggling with issues around children, including divorce, separation and care proceedings was her passion.

During the last eight years, Alison has worked in Doncaster as a family mediator, specialising in children matters as an accredited mediator and a child consultant. Alison was also a professional practice consultant involved in training and supervising other mediators.

She was instrumental in setting up a project aimed at ensuring that children had their say and were listened to when their parents were divorcing or separating.