"Your calm nature, sense of humour and a real sense of being listened to make you a natural mediator."

RM, Client


"He employed his mediation skills to excellent effect and is always my first choice if mediation is needed. He succeeded in bringing two parties to agreement in a seemingly unresolvable and complex situation involving legislation, procedures and challenging personalities."

CM, Client

Simon Horne

Simon has been working in mediation in local communities and in the workplace for 20 years.  In 2015 he formalised his experience with the Post Graduate Certificate in Mediation (Distinction) at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.  Since then he has facilitated more than 50 mediations.

He’s an accredited family mediator qualified to practice in both Scotland and England, and is working towards advanced accreditation with the Family Mediation Council.  He's a registered practitioner with the Scottish Mediation Network and is an accredited workplace, online and civil/commercial mediator.  He’s also a member of the College of Mediators and of the Civil Mediation Council Register, and is a Mediator Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Current mediation clients include Family Mediation Argyll & Bute, Relationships Scotland, the Ministry of Defence, and Relate Coventry and Warwickshire.  Working with Armed Forces personnel (both serving and veterans) is a particular area of expertise. 

In addition, he's an accredited workplace harassment investigator, currently on contract with the Ministry of Defence.


At Olive Mediation Group, we’re committed to building trust and rapport with our clients and to doing everything possible to enable you to resolve whatever dispute or difficulty you’re experiencing, so that you can move on to a bright and fulfilling time ahead.

We aim constantly to improve our service, refreshing our skills and knowledge base through supervision and continuing professional development to maintain the quality of our service at the best possible level. For this reason, we always welcome and encourage feedback from our clients, whether the feedback is negative or positive.