ABOUT MEDIATION

Last year we helped 90% of mediation clients resolve their conflict


Family mediation can help sort disputes even when a resolution seems impossible - and with Legal Aid it might not even cost you a penny.

In mediation you'll have an opportunity to decide yourself what you'll do about your children and finances, with help and guidance from our trained and impartial mediators. We'll help you speak about the future, and ensure that you have all the information and support necessary to identify lasting solutions.

 

Our mediations are trained to support you in co-operating with one another and in helping you negotiate and find your own way forward. Research shows that family mediation can cost less than a quarter of the price and take a quarter of the time of going to court and, more importantly, it can ensure better results for families too.

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Why Choose Mediation?

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It is a cost effective way to resolve disputes.

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It promotes positive communication and can help to reduce tension, anger and misunderstanding.

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It focuses on fair solutions. You stay in control of the decision-making.

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It is more likely to produce lasting agreements and create better outcomes for children than court-imposed decisions.

Mediation Process

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You can refer yourself directly or via your solicitor, by completing our referral form.


However you contact us, you can be assured that your conversation will be confidential. We will then arrange for you to attend an initial meeting at the earliest possible time convenient to you. Next-day appointments are available.


Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) are usually attended separately. In this meeting, we will give you information about mediation and will ask you some questions so we can work out together whether mediation is suitable for you.  Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process. There is no pressure on you to proceed if you don’t wish to.


If you, the other party and the mediator feel it is right for you, you will then move forward to mediation. Our mediators are trained to manage conflict and to ensure an environment that encourages each of you to contribute equally. You may be distressed, angry or in financial crisis; where appropriate we can signpost you to further help from the right support services.

Contact us today for more details about the services we offer.