COVID-19 IMPORTANT MESSAGE

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 Skype (or other video conferencing platforms) 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. 

Is it legally binding?

Nothing that is said in mediation is in itself binding.  In financial mediation we will prepare a full set of summaries setting out your financial position and recording the proposals you are thinking of.  You can then take this back to your solicitors and they can draw up a binding agreement for you. 

In children cases, there is really nothing that is binding as arrangements for children have to be subject to revision as circumstances change.  Again, a summary of the arrangements you have come to will be sent to you but it is unlikely this would be converted into an order at this stage unless you already have ongoing court proceedings.