The benefits of mediation.
Mediation is a voluntary and confidential way to resolve family disputes.
Mediation is an ideal solution whether the disputes are concerning children, housing and/or finances and come without the worry, expense and adversarial nature of litigation and Court appearances.
Regrettably, there is no Legal Aid for mediation services but we do offer a range of fixed fees.
The Family Law team at Wilson Browne is one of the most established teams in the area and can meet you at any of our offices in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire including Northampton, Kettering, Corby, Higham Ferrers, and Leicester. At the meeting we’ll be able to help identify the best way forward.
What does a mediator do?
An independent Mediator meets with those in dispute to help them reach a resolution and agree a settlement. He or she is impartial, neither deciding upon nor judging the issues, instead working to identify areas of agreement and possible solutions.
As an alternative to having an outcome imposed by a Court, mediation is a positive way to reach an agreement. The Family Courts now expect you to have tried to resolve matters through this route before you can apply for an Order concerning a child or finances.
When can mediation begin and how long does it take?
Mediation is available at the outset of, or in the midst of, a dispute. Sessions can last from one hour upwards and the venue and times can be flexibly arranged, in contrast to the restrictions and rigidity of a Court timetable. Those attending mediation can take their own legal advice at any time.
- Joint Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) is £150+VAT (£180)
- Individual Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) is £100+VAT (£120)
The cost of mediation sessions thereafter will be discussed with you at the MIAM.
People often worry that using a solicitor means uncertainty about cost. Not at Wilson Browne. We promise to inform you before we begin and to keep you informed throughout.
When instruct us, you will always be kept informed of costs in a clear and easily understandable way. It is as simple and as important as that. In addition to our fixed fee offerings, we will not begin any work until you are happy with our estimated costs.
We will be clear on our charges, including VAT. We will also be clear on any fees that any third parties may need to charge you in relation to the matter.
If you ask us to carry out additional work, we will tell you what this may cost. There will be certainty and no hidden costs….
…And that’s a promise.
Why chose Wilson Browne Solicitors?
When you contact one of our Family Law solicitors, you’ll be drawing on the experience and expertise of expert mediators and one of the most established teams in the area which offers the convenience of meeting you at one of our offices across Northamptonshire and Leicestershire in Northampton, Kettering, Corby, Higham Ferrers, Wellingborough and Leicester.To download a mediation referral form please click here
Ed Rawlins is approved by the Law Society as an Accredited Family Mediator. This confirms that, after detailed assessment by the Society’s assessors, the mediation service he provides is of the highest quality.