About Us

the only way is through

Our Approach

The world of dispute resolution is evolving and Summit is proud to be at the forefront of change. There will always be extreme cases that need to go before a Judge. But, the rest of the cases have a range of dispute resolution options to consider that divert their case away from the public courts and give clients more control and flexibility in their agreements.

Summit  is a private practice founded in 2012 by Laura Bradford. We provide our clients with reasonable cost services without compromising on quality, process and fair results.

We are centrally located in Newmarket, Ontario and provide services to Newmarket and the surrounding areas including York Region, Simcoe Muskoka and the Greater Toronto Area. We also provide services Ontario wide through the Zoom platform.



 Laura Bradford




Parenting Coordinator



Laura Bradford is Summit Mediation. Laura provides mediation, mediation-arbitration for families and parenting coordination for high conflict parents. Her parenting coordination practice specializes in very high conflict cases and children with behavioral and medically fragile diagnoses.

  • Certified as a Specialist in Family Mediation (FDRP Med) through the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (FDRIO)
  • Certification (candidate) as a Specialist in Parenting Coordination (FDRP PC) FDRIO
  • Qualified Family Arbitration Screener (QFAS) FDRIO

FDRIO – Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario – Laura was the Executive Director (part-time) of FDRIO 2020-2022 and sat on the Board and Executive from 2015 to 2021.

Currently, Laura is consulting with the Family Dispute Resolution Institute Atlantic as they build an Institue for family dispute resolution professionals including certification and programs.

Laura is an excellent conflict manager and communicator. Laura is very effective at moving parties through very difficult and emotional discussions in a manner that promotes mutual understanding and produces mutually agreed settlements. Her focus in on making sure her clients are able to work together after the dust settles.

Laura’s personal experience as a ‘divorce kid’ heavily influences Summit direction. She is committed to helping people avoid the unacceptable emotional and financial costs by working through disputes in a fair, respectful and decent manner. Laura sets the goal for our clients to leave Summit in a better state then they were walking in.

In the community:

Rotary Newmarket – President 2023-2024. (Past President 2018-2019), Director of Youth and Interact Advisor.

Rotary District 7070 – District Chair, Interact

100 Women Who Care – member

Full CV available at request.