Clearly we cannot hold face to face meetings at present due to the social distancing measures introduced as a result of the Covid 19 outbreak.  However, we are still open and able to help you resolve matters by using technology.  MIAMs and mediations can be conducted by Zoom and, if you do not have the facility for this, we can exceptionally conduct discussions over the telephone.  Please call Lesley on 07376 543412 to discuss the practicalities of mediating in these difficult times.

Can I bring anyone else to the meetings?

If you would like to bring a friend or relative to the MIAM, then you may do so, provided they understand this is your opportunity to talk freely to the mediator and they are there to listen only.  It would not be a good idea to bring anyone who you did not wish to know the details of the separation for instance. 

Once we move to mediation meetings, third parties are not allowed except in exceptional circumstances and by agreement with both parties.  If you think you might want to bring someone, please let the mediator know when making the appointment. 

If you would like to bring your solicitor, this is possible and may be helpful but again, please discuss this with the mediator first.