About us

Divorce Aid Team

From small beginnings in 1999, Divorce Aid now helps many thousands of people across the UK and internationally every week. Our motto is: 'Whatever your situation and wherever you are, we hope to provide divorce advice, support and information on any matter concerning you.' Leading independent experts from the legal and therapy professions enable us to provide this service by volunteering their time.

The welfare of the child is paramount and we promote mediation and counselling as well as good, professional legal advice. We also promote collaborative family law as a dignified approach to divorce.

For more details, see Team profiles or click on a name.

Christina Tait

Christina Tait
Founder and editor, Christina runs the site and co-ordinates services. Her background was in export sales management, having travelled Central and South America. For the last fifteen years she has been involved in family law. Christina passionately believes in the provision of good legal information in a simple format which also takes into account the enquirer's emotional state.


Jeremy Ferguson

Jeremy Ferguson
We are very fortunate to benefit from the services of Jeremy. You may have heard him on the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2. He qualified in 1958, and specialises in family law and civil mediation. He campaigns for the provision of legal aid and promotes mediation. In his spare time he is a keen pilot.


David Hodson

David Hodson
It is aprivilege to have David Hodson as a member of our Team. In the legal profession, he is well known and respected both nationally and internationally as a leading family lawyer specialising in international cases. He is also a trained mediator and arbitrator. David was admitted as Solicitor of Supreme Court, New South Wales, Australia in 2003. He was appointed Deputy District Judge Principal Registry of the Family Division, London in 1995 and was a past member of the Lord Chancellor's Family Proceedings Rules Committee.


Alexandra Lewis

Alexandra Lewis
Alexandra, as a lawyer mediator, combines excellent legal knowledge with great empathy to help her clients find creative solutions to best meet the unique needs of their family. She helps them to communicate and reality-test solutions that work and are fair to them both.


Paula Hall

Paula Hall
We are delighted to welcome Paula to our Team. She is a registered Relationship Psychotherapist and author working in private practice and with Relate. Over several years she has always found time to assist Divorce Aid. You may have seen her on BBC Breakfast or GMTV.


Dr Richard Dobbins

Dr Richard Dobbins
Richard is our Treasurer. He is a management consultant, chartered certified accountant, author, editor and lecturer. He spent 20 years at the University of Bradford's Business School, focusing on MBA and PhD programmes.


Barefoot Doctor

Barefoot Doctor
Doc is a healer, t'ai chi expert, self-help expert, best-selling author, media presence, creator of the Barefoot Doctor Chi/Qi range of perfumes, lotions and potions and general spiritual entertainer. He is also a musician.


Richard Copping

Richard Copping
Richard and his team at Isle Interactive in Ely have created this website for Divorce Aid with professionalism and great patience. Contact Richard you would like to upgrade your site or have a new one designed.


Mark Ayres

Mark Ayres
We are all indebted to Mark who stepped in to the breach as our Webmaster and unwilling 'teacher' some years ago. He now acts as our consultant on the web management and marketing side and oversees Christina's lack of technical ability. Contact Mark if you need help running your website.


Laurie Heizler

Laurie Heizler
Laurie is an Associate and Head of IT/IP at Barlow Robbins Solicitors in Guildford. He is a solicitor and barrister, specialising in intellectual property and technology. We welcome his expertise in these matters. To contact him, please see our Copyright article in this section.


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