I completed an LLB Hons degree in Law at the University of Exeter, followed by the Law Society Finals at The College of Law, Guildford. I then trained at Whitehead Monckton, qualifying as a solicitor in 1987 and becoming a Partner in the firm in 1994. I qualified as an accredited mediator in 1999 extended by the family mediation council to June 2024 (FMCA). I served as a Director from when the firm incorporated to a Limited Company in April 2014 until July 2020.
I have been a contributor to discussions on family law issues on Radio Kent and KMTV.
I specialise in Family Law, Collaborative practice and Mediation.
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I have been a member of Resolution throughout my professional life as a family law specialist and represented the Kent group of Resolution as Chairman for six years.
I trained as a Mediator from 1995 to provide clients with an alternative to court-based resolution. I qualified as an accredited mediator in 1999 extended by the family mediation council to June 2024 (FMCA). I further qualified in 2007 as a collaborative lawyer, increasing options for clients needing dispute resolution. I coordinate regular meetings for mid Kent collaborative practitioners and mediators.
In Chambers UK 2024 I was ranked in Band 3 for ranked lawyers as a notable practitioner. “Dawn Harrison is experienced in a range of family law matters including private client law, nuptial agreements and financial remedies. She is also an accredited mediator”.