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What is Family Mediation and how does it Work?

Family mediation involves an independent, professionally-trained mediator, working with you to resolve disputes by finding solutions. This can include divorce mediation, disputes concerning children, financial disputes or any other property issues or disputes that arise. The family mediation meetings are all held at our offices in Banbury and Bicester, and we provide a calm and comfortable environment in which our friendly staff can make you feel at ease straight away.

Mediation is different from a collaborative law approach, where each party appoints their own legal representatives. With family mediation, there is one fully independent mediator involved with both parties.

The benefits of Family Mediation

  • A positive, quicker alternative to court
  • A safe space to have a difficult conversation
  • A cost-effective way of resolving family disputes
  • You can shape your and your family’s future

How do our Family Mediators Help?

Mediators are impartial and do not tell you what is best for you. Family mediation is completely confidential and it is a process that you take part in voluntarily. Mediation can be particularly helpful where couples disagree about future arrangements for their children. Skilled mediators can help people maintain focus on what is best for their children, so they are more likely to reach agreement for the benefit of all concerned.

Why choose Spratt Endicott’s Family Mediation Service?

Our family mediators want to help separating couples find the best way to resolve conflict. We know that family mediation is an excellent alternative to court. Our mediators work hard to give you a forum to explore long-term solutions, reduce conflict, time and costs, as well as protecting your family’s future.

Being part of a respected Legal 500 law firm, gives clients the confidence that we have the expertise and knowledge they need to successfully navigate their way through the mediation process.

The family mediation service we provide is as follows:

Introductory Individual Meeting

At the start of the mediation process, you will both meet with a mediator individually. This gives you the opportunity to get to know your mediator and decide whether they are someone you feel you can work with, and if mediation is the right course for you. Our mediator will explain the mediation process to you, as well as giving you the opportunity to explain your version of events and point of view, before a joint meeting takes place.

Time: Individual meetings are between 30-45 minutes

Cost: £95* (inclusive of VAT) per person

Joint Mediation Meetings

Following the individual meetings, both parties will be invited to attend a joint mediation meeting with their mediator and agree a structure for their discussions. The main areas of discussion normally focus on children, money and property. The number of these meetings is dependent on your particular circumstances, but on average 4-6 joint meetings may be required.

Time: Joint meetings are for 1 ½ hours

Cost: £216* (inclusive of VAT) per person

Our People

  • Patrick Mulcare
  • Director, Head of Family Law
  • 01295 204153
  • Email
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  • Deborah Davies
  • Senior Associate
  • 01869 222310
  • Email
  • Madeleine Harrington
  • Solicitor
  • 01869 222310
  • Email
  • Sigourney Lee
  • Trainee Solicitor
  • 01869 222324
  • Email
  • Michael George
  • Consultant Barrister
  • Email
  • Pernilla Hatter
  • Consultant Mediator
  • 01295 204000
  • Email
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  • Lesleyanne Peat
  • Paralegal
  • 01295 204034
  • Email

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For more information on our Family Mediation services, please call Patrick Mulcare on 01295 204148 email

*Fees are valid until 30 April 2022.

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