The end of a relationship is often accompanied by an emotional crisis. Worrying about the children, and about the possible legal and financial consequences, leaves many feeling overwhelmed.
With no clear path ahead, it’s difficult to make practical decisions. It’s not surprising many spiral out of control and end up taking a path littered with uncertainty, hostility and expense.
We believe everyone deserves something better. Our legal, mediation and coaching experience as specialist conflict and dispute resolvers will help you achieve a better outcome, no matter how tough things might seem.
Our highly trained experts have backgrounds in law, education, financial planning amongst other professions. If you have a problem or dispute, we can help. You may be pleasantly surprised at how little it costs compared to the alternatives.
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Anderson Mediation in the media
We were interviewed for a piece on Family Mediation Week in the East Anglian Daily Times. Click here to find out more.
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… the mediation session last year was something of a watershed moment for me. It opened my eyes and my mind to what was in front of me. It also gave me the impetus to positively change several areas of my life and my mindset, in order to address issues that had hindered me up to that point.Darren, UAE, April 2015.
The process was conducted professionally and with sensitivity. It enabled resolution to be arrived at quickly and with the minimum of emotional difficulty. I would highly recommend Stephen and his team to anyone seeking mediation as a means to resolve potential conflict and disputes.Anonymous, Norfolk, September 2015.
“When people separate we want them to do it in the least damaging way for everyone involved, especially children. That is why we want them to use the excellent mediation services available to agree a way forward, rather than have one forced upon them.”Simon Hughes, Family Justice Minister 2014
“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”Abraham Lincoln, US President b1809 d1865
The FMC has recently published a revised code of practice. Every family mediator should read it and make any appropriate adjustments to their practice. Changes to code The main changes to the code include those to conflicts of interests (5.1), online mediation (6.1),...read more
Before I mediate, should I speak to a solicitor first? As a solicitor (albeit I’m not practising as one any longer) “no’, is my unequivocal answer.read more
Peer Mediation – It Makes Perfect Sense When children fall out and argue, they rush to a grown-up for help to sort things out. They need to tell, and quick, before the other kid gets in with their version of events! Communication, or rather a breakdown in...read more
Bringing Up Britain with Mariella Fostrup BBC Radio 4 If you are in the process of separating or starting divorce proceedings, you might find this programme helpful. It offers practical and sensitive advice and support for parents who are about to, or have already...read more
Mediation Awareness Week-UK (MAW) will run from Saturday 8 October until Friday 14 October inclusive. It’s aim is to promote all forms of mediation – civil & commercial, family, intergenerational, workplace, neighbourhood & community, peer,...read more
The first of 3 fly-on-the-wall documentaries showing real family mediations by NFM mediators will be shown on Tuesday 21 June at 9.00 pm on BBC 2. This filming should not be underestimated. It is a major achievement as we know how very difficult it is to persuade...read more