Meet the mediator
Your introduction to lawyer-supported mediation concludes with you meeting the mediator to decide whether the approach is right for you.
This is because participating lawyers – no matter how skilled – are personal advocates and only meet with one party. In contrast, a family mediator is trained specifically to work with both parties.
At mediation, you will have your say and be heard. In conjunction with legal advice, you will make decisions based on what you think is best. And no decision you make at mediation will affect your legal rights in any way.
Any agreement reached at mediation will be reviewed by a participating lawyer before aspects of it are made binding
Lawyer-supported mediation provides a client focus that neither myself nor a mediator can provide in isolation.