This week is Family Mediation Week. Taking place from 21-25 January 2019, the campaign aims to raise awareness of mediation and its benefits for separating families around the UK.


Details of Family Mediation Week can be found here: http://www.familymediationweek.org.uk/


Lamb Brooks have been offering the specialist skills of trained family mediators for many years through our Victoria House Mediation service.


We find that Mediation can help lessen the stress of a relationship breakdown as it keeps couples talking and working together to reach agreement. Where children are involved we find that mediation helps to pave the way for a better co-parenting relationship in the future.


Benefits of Mediation include;


  • Puts you in control of the situation
  • Reduces the stress and hostility of court hearings
  • Can be more affordable that using the courts
  • Can be quicker to reach agreement
  • Focuses on the future and not the past
  • Can be used by other family members, such as grandparents
  • Confidential discussions
  • Preservation of relationships
  • Works well for parents

Whether you need to make firm arrangements involving children, finances, distribution of assets or business interests – these can all be challenging subjects to discuss at an often emotional time.


The support of a skilled Mediator can help make a difficult process easier. Acting as a neutral party, armed with a wealth of legal experience, your mediator can help work through your own agenda of discussion topics and ensure that the sessions run calmly, effectively and ultimately end in resolution for both parties.


Of course there are certain circumstances where Mediation is not an appropriate avenue and our trained solicitors can offer guidance for which route to take.


For more information about Family Mediation please contact Julia McGuigan on 01256 305596 or email vhmediation@lambbrooks.com




The contents of this article are for the purposes of general awareness only. They do not purport to constitute legal or professional advice.  The law may have changed since this article was published.   Readers should not act on the basis of the information included and should take appropriate professional advice upon their own particular circumstances.