How does Mediation work?

First you and your partner or former partner agrees to mediation. Then one of our family mediators, Tony McGovern or Tom Brownrigg, will speak to both of you to find out a little about the dispute and any relevant background information. They will then arrange the first mediation session.

  • In some cases only one session will be needed, but normally it takes 4 to 5 sessions of around an hour and a half.
  • The mediator is neutral and impartial
  • Mediation is a voluntary process so only takes place if both parties agree. As a result many settlements are far more effective as they are agreed upon by both individuals directly
  • Discussions in mediation are legally privileged, save for certain exceptions will be explained to you by your mediatior, so that discussions can be frank, focused and honest.

Our family mediators will help you find an agreed resolution of the issues which you want to sort out. The mediator cannot give legal advice but can provide information to both parties to help reach an agreement.

Whether you are an individual, or a solicitor looking to refer someone for mediation, for more information or to arrange a free initial chat with Tony McGovern please contact us by email, or telephone us on  020 7976 2233