Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. It is a process designed to help couples who have decided to divorce or separate to discuss matters and assist them to make decisions about their own and their families’ futures.
Even after Court proceedings have commenced parties are encouraged to consider mediation and it is open to couples to mediate at any time during the Court process.
There are many advantages of mediation and we advocate parties attempting to mediate in order to resolve their differences in a timely, cost effective manner wherever possible. Not only can mediation help couples maintain their relationship as parents if they have children, but with the right mediator the process can allow more creative solutions to problems to be found for the benefit of the whole family.
We are pleased to be able to offer this alternative option for separating couples to reach agreement in a safe, impartial, informative environment.
As well as being a Resolution trained Mediator and head of the firm’s Mediation Services Team, Hazel Manktelow is a qualified family lawyer and a member of our Family Law team. As a result she has the experience and expertise to understand the issues which need to be resolved in a family dispute. Hazel is a member of Resolution and the Law Society’s Family Law Panel. She is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Domestic Violence cases and Financial Relief in small asset cases. Hazel is committed to approaching family disputes in a non-judgmental manner and where possible in a way which helps achieve a mediated outcome.
As well as offering our own Mediation Service, all members of our Family Law team are experienced in dealing with mediations and are able to support clients through the mediation process.
Incurring legal fees can sometimes feel quite daunting as at the costs to you will depend upon the complexity of your matter, how much time is spent working for you and how the other people involved react. To help remove this uncertainty for you, and to assist you in budgeting for your legal fees we are able to offer fixed fee packages for our mediation service. Below are the options available to you: Fixed Fee Packages.
Further information about our Mediation Choices and fees as well as the Options Meeting we offer as available in the following Mediation Choices fees and Options Meeting guide.
What our clients say…
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