Family Mediation

No matter the size or extent of the issues, our approach begins with an understanding.
Family Mediation

Empathy, excellence, expertise

Separation and divorce can be a challenging time, and our specialist family mediation service is able to help you explore issues in a safe environment, in a constructive and neutral way.

Mediation is a process which helps people who are separating discuss and agree on the best arrangements for their future. It works because it is a voluntary process and one that helps you to find a solution personally tailored to your circumstances.

What is Family Mediation?

Family mediation is a process that helps families work together to resolve issues relating to finances and children and allows voices to be heard. An impartial mediator will listen to each individual and will help the parties reach an agreement with unbiased but professional advice. A mediator will not tell the parties what to do but strive to improve communication between everyone involved.

What are the advantages of mediation?

Mediation is a dynamic and vigorous process, allowing both parties to express their views and concerns in a structured safe space. Family mediation provides an alternative to family court and is encouraged by the Courts.

Compared to court proceedings, family mediation is:

  • Dynamic with greater autonomy over the process
  • Tailored service to suit individual situations
  • Cheaper
  • Quicker
  • More child-focused

What we can offer:

  • All Issues Family Mediation
  • Shuttle Mediation
  • Co-mediation with another solicitor or barrister   
  • Signposting to other layers of professional support relevant to your situation

More information on Family Mediation can be found on Family Mediation Council and Resolution Mediation.

To discuss how we can help with Family Mediation, please contact Victoria Sterritt on victoria.sterritt@seddons.co.uk or by phone 020 7725 8066.