what it offers to you
Let entering mediation be your first choice not the last one to help you explore and understand what
services are available to support you during this period of change in your life.
Our FMC fully accredited mediators cover child, financial, all issue and child inclusive mediations.
The first step of attending a MIAM gives you an opportunity to share your situation and to understand
the role of each service available to assist you at this challenging time. What stage are you at and
what will serve you best right now, are you ready for mediation, and is mediation right for you,
what are the other options if mediation is not your choice.
- The role of Mediation in the process of separation and Divorce
- The interactive nature of Mediation, Solicitors and Court
- The different types of support available for court proceedings
- Solicitors, McKenzie Friends, Barristers, self-representation
- The role of CAFCASS
- How to access emotional support
- Court forms and relevant information for your needs
Contact us and take the first step:
Core principles of mediation
Voluntary – this means you can choose if you want to mediate and can decide to stop at
any time, the mediator can also decide to mediate or stop owing to conflicts of interest or a belief
that they or mediation is not appropriate for your case.
Impartial – Mediators are there to facilitate the clients in exploring and
discussing the issues to find a resolution that supports moving forward, their personal views are
not relevant to your case. You the clients make the decisions.
Legal advice is not given – The Mediator will provide you with relevant legal
information to support you in understanding the legal process and making decisions that will meet
legal requirements. The mediator will suggest their clients seek further advice from their solicitor or
other professionals on child and financial matters.
Confidential – discussions and outcomes in mediation are confidential within the
sessions they cannot be used in court there are exceptions to this: any information relating to
child protection issues or significant harm to another adult, or proceeds of crime or any illegal
activity, the mediator is bound to pass on to the relevant authority.
Without prejudice – Mediation agreements are not legally binding and can be withdraw
prior to them being submitted to the court for a consent order.
Mediators are not allowed to discuss the contents of the sessions, exceptions notwithstanding,
without the permission of both parties. Mediators are not called to court to give any kind of
evidence and cannot speak for either party.
Services We Offer
The Service we offer to support you in making informed choices, save time and money.