As we begin the New Year we look forward to supporting Family Mediation Week which this year takes place from 22nd January to 26th January 2018. The aim of Family Mediation Week is to raise awareness of mediation and how it can help separating families manage their issues collaboratively and productively.
At Family Law in Partnership our mediators cover all family issues ranging from divorce and separation (including finance and housing matters) to children matters (including residence and contact issues, international relocation of children and schooling) and mediation in relation to pre- and post-nuptial, civil partnership and cohabitation agreements. They also offer preparation and support to couples about to embark on mediation with other firms or court proceedings. Our mediators offer mediation in relation to both domestic and cross border family disputes including international child abduction, access and custody cases.
We have thirteen mediators including two of the top mediators in the country, Dominic Raeside and Ruth Smallacombe. Dominic and Ruth have a therapeutic, rather than a legal, background. Eleven of our family lawyers are trained mediators.
Our mediators are among the most experienced in the country and are known and trusted by the legal community for being highly skilled and utterly professional. They hold memberships of both national and international family mediation organisations and take most of their referrals from the best family lawyers in London and the surrounding areas. Their track record for getting to lasting agreements and enabling couples to have good post separation relationships is second to none. We are the only firm ranked top tier for family mediation by the prestigious legal directory, Legal 500 UK, with five of our mediators ranked as leaders in the field of family mediation.
The strength in depth of our team of mediators and the range of skill sets that they are able to draw on, from legal skills and collaborative practice to therapeutic and counselling skills, adds real value to the support and insight that our mediators can bring to resolving complex family issues.