Mediation is a way in which separating or divorcing couples can meet in a neutral and safe setting to identify, discuss and resolve issues between them.  These issues can include:

  • Making arrangements for children
  • Decisions relating to the family home
  • Financial arrangements and contributions
  • Pensions and pension sharing

Mediation is not counselling and will not try to keep you together.  Instead, it helps you to take control over important decisions relating to your family and to move forward.  The aim is avoid the need for expensive and lengthy court proceedings.

The mediation process is generally straightforward. You can either arrange to meet our mediators together or separately.

When appropriate, you will be invited to attend meetings together. You will both be given the opportunity to discuss the issues most important to you and to identify areas of agreement or disagreement. With the assistance of the mediator, it is hoped that you will be able to resolve any differences or reach a compromise that best suits your family.

Mediators are neutral and cannot ‘take sides’. Our accredited mediators, who are registered with the Family Mediation Council, are also fully qualified family law solicitors. This means that they will be able to provide you with legal information where appropriate. This enables you to make fully informed decisions, with the best chance of your agreement being upheld by the family court.

One of the many positives of mediation at Hepburn Delaney is that there are no hidden costs.

We ensure that you pay a fixed sum for each mediation session. This means that you will know the costs in advance and will be able to make any necessary arrangements. You also have full control over how many sessions take place and therefore the costs incurred.

We charge £100 plus VAT for an initial individual meeting known as a MIAM (Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting).

Should you wish to proceed with joint mediation, the fixed sum of £180 plus VAT per person is charged for each session. The number of sessions required will vary depending upon your particular circumstances. In our experience, this is likely to be between 1 and 4 sessions.

At the end of each session, or at the end of the mediation process, you may wish to receive a written record of your discussions or proposals. We are happy to provide the necessary documentation for an additional charge. The charges will be discussed and agreed with you in advance.

If you are considering mediation or have already decided that mediation is right for you, please contact our Head of Mediation, Drenne Dunphy, who will be happy to talk you through the process, including whether you wish to attend a MIAM or a joint session.

To contact us, please:

Call us on 01442 218090

Send an email to info@hepburndelaney.co.uk

Click on the link to the right and Contact the Mediation Team

The Basics

Mediation is a way in which separating or divorcing couples can meet in a neutral and safe setting to identify, discuss and resolve issues between them.  These issues can include:

  • Making arrangements for children
  • Decisions relating to the family home
  • Financial arrangements and contributions
  • Pensions and pension sharing

Mediation is not counselling and will not try to keep you together.  Instead, it helps you to take control over important decisions relating to your family and to move forward.  The aim is avoid the need for expensive and lengthy court proceedings.

The Advice

The mediation process is generally straightforward. You can either arrange to meet our mediators together or separately.

When appropriate, you will be invited to attend meetings together. You will both be given the opportunity to discuss the issues most important to you and to identify areas of agreement or disagreement. With the assistance of the mediator, it is hoped that you will be able to resolve any differences or reach a compromise that best suits your family.

Mediators are neutral and cannot ‘take sides’. Our accredited mediators, who are registered with the Family Mediation Council, are also fully qualified family law solicitors. This means that they will be able to provide you with legal information where appropriate. This enables you to make fully informed decisions, with the best chance of your agreement being upheld by the family court.

The Costs

One of the many positives of mediation at Hepburn Delaney is that there are no hidden costs.

We ensure that you pay a fixed sum for each mediation session. This means that you will know the costs in advance and will be able to make any necessary arrangements. You also have full control over how many sessions take place and therefore the costs incurred.

We charge £100 plus VAT for an initial individual meeting known as a MIAM (Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting).

Should you wish to proceed with joint mediation, the fixed sum of £180 plus VAT per person is charged for each session. The number of sessions required will vary depending upon your particular circumstances. In our experience, this is likely to be between 1 and 4 sessions.

At the end of each session, or at the end of the mediation process, you may wish to receive a written record of your discussions or proposals. We are happy to provide the necessary documentation for an additional charge. The charges will be discussed and agreed with you in advance.

The Next Steps

If you are considering mediation or have already decided that mediation is right for you, please contact our Head of Mediation, Drenne Dunphy, who will be happy to talk you through the process, including whether you wish to attend a MIAM or a joint session.

To contact us, please:

Call us on 01442 218090

Send an email to info@hepburndelaney.co.uk

Click on the link to the right and Contact the Mediation Team