We offer a mediation service to couples and families coping with the breakdown of their relationships, and who wish to work together in a series of meetings with a family mediator to sort out their future arrangements.

What does mediation involve?

Mediation is ideal for people who can no longer live together, but still need to be able to communicate in a neutral and calm way.

You do not necessarily have to meet. The mediation can be together, in separate rooms or via video link, whichever is most appropriate.

Mediation can be fast and cost-effective, achieving a huge saving in legal costs.

Problems for discussion might include arrangements to do with children, housing, money and pensions.

Mediation can also be used to resolve other disputes such as difficulties between relatives, perhaps over children or an inheritance.

We offer an introductory session to each of you who wish to be involved. Then if each party and the mediator decides that mediation might be helpful, we can plan from there.

If you start using mediation and then change your mind you can stop whenever you choose.

What is mediation?

Our experts can help support and advise you every step of the way.

Accredited mediator

Our partner, Iain McClay, heads our Family & Mediation team and has over 30 years of experience in supporting families as an experienced family lawyer, court advocate and mediator. He is a registered accredited mediator by the Family Mediation Council and a member of the Family Mediators Association.

Iain McClay

Shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year

Our Family Law team have been recognised by the 2024 Modern Law Private Client Awards, where Fosters Solicitors has been shortlisted for three awards, including Law Firm of the Year.

Iain McClay was excellent. Very professional, knowledgeable and reassuring. Clearly experienced and has helped so much over a difficult few years. Genuinely can't thank him enough.
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