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Professional dispute resolution that will keep you out of court

We offer flexible and effective Family Mediation and Collaborative Law services to resolve sort out family law disputes without going to Court.

At our first meeting we can talk through the options and help you decide which one is right for your situation. Costs will be clearly explained and we offer a capped fee for each service.

Settling your family law dispute out of court allows you to keep more control of the process and keep costs down. 

FAMILY MEDIATION and COLLABORATIVE LAW are both flexible processes which can be tailored to suit your needs. For collaborative law or family mediation to work effectively, you need to be comfortable sitting in the same room as your former spouse/ partner but you do not need to agree on everything.


  • Neutral facilitator helps you to resolve disputes
  • Information given not advice
  • Flexible timing
  • Costs can be shared
  • Freedom to discuss any issues confidentially
  • Legal aid may be available
  • A record of the outcome of mediation is produced, together with a financial summary


  • Meetings held between parties with lawyers present
  • Legal advice given
  • Flexible timing
  • Costs controlled
  • Any issues can be covered
  • Legal aid not available
  • A final financial agreement can be reached as part of the process then submitted to Court for approval