Mediation service across the South West | Online appointments available
Mediation is quicker, less stressful and cheaper than the Court process and can save you substantial legal costs – perhaps spending hundreds of pounds as opposed to thousands of pounds. Family Courts now expect you to consider using family mediation to resolve matters concerning your children, property and finances if you are going through a separation or divorce. You don’t need a solicitor to start the process, so why not contact our mediation administrator and start the ball rolling?
(COVID-19) Please be reassured that we are offering a full mediation service, and continue to provide guidance and support to new and existing clients. We conduct MIAM appointments and mediation sessions via video conferencing and welcome any enquiries about arranging sessions with our experienced mediators. Please get in touch if you are undergoing any difficulties together with a secure way of contacting you.
How we work
Mediators do not take sides and do not represent either party. Mediators support both of you through the process of separation and discussions about children and finances.
The mediator will not make any judgments about any past events. We explore all the options so that clients can make well-informed choices about how to move forward.
Apart from legally required exceptions, everything discussed is confidential and cannot be used in court unless parties reach proposals for court approval.
In mediation, the parties are in control and are able to focus on resolving issues in a way that works for them instead of having a court decision imposed on them.
Helping you to achieve an amicable solution with a process that is balanced and clear, which acknowledges each other’s needs. Enabling you to move forward quickly and confidently without unwieldy, costly legal avenues, in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment.
As you move forward and make relationship adjustments during challenging times, we provide a safe, managed, supportive forum where your needs and those of your loved ones will be listened to impartially and positively enabling you to move on sensibly.
Grandparents currently have no automatic rights in circumstances where the parents of their grandchildren separate. We understand however that you may have concerns about future arrangements for your grandchildren to spend time with you. We provide a safe, well managed, comfortable and supportive space to be heard.
To make your time with your clients as productive as possible, we offer a local well organised professional service that enhances your client offering and builds on your local expertise. We work alongside you to help your clients resolve their disputes.
Insight from the team
Here a small selection of videos introduces you to the team and provides some insightful testimonials from others.
a breath of fresh air!
"What a breath of fresh air! Completely different from the negative experience we had encountered previously. Sarah Jones took the time to listen to us both without bias. Although as parents, we couldn’t agree on everything, with Sarah’s help, we accepted the fact that there was no perfect scenario in a break up involving kids. Compromise is needed, in contrast to the negatives a court case brings, we were encouraged to think about the positives each of us had to offer our child, and we worked together to come to an arrangement that best suited all of us."
clear and concise communication
"Am very satisfied with the service I had. Very professional, empathetic and appropriate. Particularly pleased with how well informed I felt, due to the clear and concise communication."
Got the result that I wanted
"Got the result that I wanted. The process went quickly and smoothly, yes we both had to make slight alterations to our requests but then that is life. Some of the 'legal process' seemed a bit strange but then the law of divorce has to be."
I was kept fully informed at every stage
"Sarah Butler always acted professionally and fairly in my best interest. From my initial meeting, I was confident that she was very knowledgeable in all aspects of family law. Sarah’s human approach and advice made it easy to understand throughout the entire process and I was kept fully informed at every stage. My trust in her professional ability and quick response to act upon a situation helped minimize what was a very stressful situation. I have used different solicitors in the past for family matters, but Farnfields were by far the best. I am so thankful I chose the right solicitors. I cannot recommend her highly enough to anyone wanting family advice, she was absolutely amazing throughout the whole case."
"We dealt with Sarah Jones throughout our mediation, so I would like to say I found her very professional at all times."
"Jo was very understanding of my situation and advised me throughout. She is an asset to your team."
Your advice has transformed my life
"I wanted to thank you and your team. Your professionalism, expertise, experience and patience with me has been completely wonderful. Your advice has transformed my life and most importantly my daughters’ lives for the better. I cannot thank you enough."