What is a MIAM?

MIAM  (Mediation, Information and Assessment Meeting) is required before making an application under the Children Act for a Financial Remedy Order.

The first meeting with a mediator gives you the chance to find out the options available to you including how mediation works. Mediators are trained to assess whether mediation is right for you and your family.

At Victoria House Mediation our qualified MIAM providers are Ann Davies and Laura Bell.  

Ann is a Law Society Accredited Mediator and Laura is a Mediator working towards her accreditation. Both were trained through Resolution and both Ann and Laura are registered with the Family Mediation Council

At the MIAM they will discuss:

  • How many sessions you may need
  • How much the sessions will cost 
  • Information about other services that provide help and support
  • Any other options available to help you to resolve issues

The other person involved is invited to attend a separate MIAM. They do not go to the same meeting as you.

After your MIAM meeting our mediation coordinator (Julia McGuigan) will contact you to confirm if your case is suitable for mediation, and if so she will arrange a date and time for the first joint meeting.

After your MIAM appointment, if the Mediator considers that your case is not suitable for mediation then they can sign the relevant Court form to enable you to issue proceedings.

Please contact Julia McGuigan discuss the process in more detail or to book an appointment.

Our fee for a MIAM is £100 + VAT per person.


Ann Davies
Head of the Family Department
01256 305507
Family, Mediation
Laura Bell
Associate Solicitor - Family Team
01256 305530
Family, Mediation
Julia McGuigan
Support - Family Team
01256 305596
Family, Mediation