It is important for individuals to consider all of their options when it comes to resolving disputes.
It is not always appropriate, and sometimes disproportionate, for a case to go to court. Therefore, where suitable, alternative dispute resolution methods should be considered.
With a trained mediator in the team, we provide parties with a neutral third party in a neutral environment.
Since April 2011, it has been a requirement to consider mediation at a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) before issuing any financial or children application to the court. Alan Kaufman, a consultant in the team, is MIAM accredited.
Alan's experience as a mediator also means that he is a great resource for our clients to help them know what to expect from their own mediation process.