We remain fully open to help with family law issues during the current global outbreak of the Coronavirus, COVID-19. All of our family law solicitors are working as normal using remote access technology and we can arrange appointments by telephone and video call, as an alternative to face to face meetings. We can also arrange appointments outside of normal working hours, as we understand the lockdown can make it even harder than usual to consult solicitors on sensitive family law matters

In line with current government advice, our offices in Petersfield and Midhurst remain open and operational although we are operating with a reduced staff level on the ground and only able to admit to our offices clients who have pre-booked an appointment. All of our lawyers have access to secure cloud based technologies for emails and telephone calls and video conferencing, which enable them to work remotely and conduct meetings accordingly.

You can continue to contact us, as normal, by phone, email and video conferencing and where essential pre-book a face to face meeting in the office. We remain fully committed to delivering a high level of client service, tailored to your individual needs.

Mediation is a form of dispute resolution, providing an alternative to court for couples who have decided to divorce or separate, or have other family law issues -such as where the children live – that need to be resolved . Although  you will be supported throughout by our Family Law team, there are no lawyers involved in the discussion: it’s just you and a neutral mediator, discussing how you want the future to look for yourselves, and your family.

Mediation is generally a quicker, less painful, more cost-effective and more creative alternative to court, especially if children are involved.   Advanced forms of mediation can involve a specially trained mediator speaking directly to children, “shuttle” mediation, where you are not actually in the same room as the other party, and some can actually have the lawyers at the mediation.

Mediation is not appropriate in every case, and it may not work if both parties have not been properly prepared for it. Our Family Law team will look carefully at your situation and help you decide if  it is the right option for you. If  you would rather not talk directly to your partner, even with a mediator present, you might prefer to consider collaborative law.

To find out more about mediation, you can talk to a member of our Family Law team in complete confidence: to arrange an appointment, please contact us at any time.

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Emily Bower Associate
Emily Bull Partner and Head of Family Law Department
Antonia Clarke Solicitor
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