Serena is a solicitor of 20 years’ standing and a mediator of 14 years. Serena now works full time as a mediator and has significant experience of the legal system and dispute resolution.
She benefits from a wealth of experience in both public and private commercial sectors, ensuring a breadth of knowledge and extensive business and commercial acumen. Serena is able to assist with all commercial issues and also has specialist experience in commercial marine disputes.
Regularly delivering workplace mediations, Serena supports a number of large nationwide organisations in their internal affairs. Her in depth knowledge of equality and diversity principles has often been beneficial when supporting clients, some of whom had perhaps not been fully aware of significant changes in legislation in recent years.
A confident, respectful and amicable mediator, with a considered and thoroughly professional style of mediation. Serena is known for being approachable by participants and is always keen to explore pragmatic and dynamic solutions.
Also a Commander in the Royal Navy Reserve and currently in post as Commander HMS Vivid, Serena has wide-ranging current management and leadership experience, coupled with a sensitive, professional and yet ‘unflappable’ manner. Her roles have recently also seen her as lead Equality & Diversity manager and trainer and Deciding Officer in regional workplace disputes.
Serena is located primarily in London and the South-West but delivers mediations online remotely or face-to-face nationwide as appropriate for and preferred by clients.
Solicitor of the Senior Courts
A longstanding Civil Mediation Council member (Commercial and Workplace Mediator).
Founding member of Latitude Mediation and nexamediate.
Equality & Diversity Trainer & Practitioner 2017 (Shrivenham Military Academy)
Advanced Command & Staff Course 2021 (Shrivenham Military Academy)
In her spare time Serena enjoys spending time on the water, maintaining a smallholding, and walking on the moors with her Golden Retriever.
“The engagement of Serena Davis and her mediation skills has been key to the resolution of a long running employee grievance which was placing an ever increasing load on the management team. Mediation has been highly effective and it ensured that all parties have been able to move on and return to their former productive selves. I will certainly engage Latitude again – this time much earlier in the grievance process”. Mr Bennett Plymouth
“Appointing Serena was instrumental in bringing to a swift conclusion a rather contentious dispute for our organisation. Despite the individual being very animated and combative during the dispute, she was able to resolve the dispute quickly, and finally conclude the matter. She helped everyone concerned to reach agreement on departure terms and all concerned were even able to part company amicably, which was not something we ever envisaged at the start of the process.” Mr A Hamilton-Plymouth
Serena helped resolve a complex issue we had recently. We were very reluctant initially, but having spent some time in discussion with her prior to the final meeting we trusted Serena's advice and guidance and were optimistic that a positive outcome was achievable. The process enabled us all to draw a line under a very long standing dispute which had caused us all a significant amount of stress and upset. I only wish we had done it sooner. Anon, Devon
I recently called upon Latitude Mediation to help me in relation to a dispute with my ex-business partner at a time when communications had broken down. Serena was on the case swiftly and helped me to get a satisfactory outcome to the numerous issues.
Miss T, Somerset