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Family Mediation Derby

We have an expert team who are experienced in all matters regarding Family Mediation. Our team appreciate that the breakdown of a relationship is a difficult and distressing time for all concerned, and because of this, you will receive expert impartial support from our trained mediators.

When going through divorce or separation sometimes the hardest part is finding suitable arrangements for your children. Depending on the circumstances, both parents will want to establish a way to see their children on a regular basis, and when parents work together, this can be possible.

Free initial telephone options appointment

Our Mediation services are provided through ‘Midlands Dove Mediation’, who are a part of our organisation, offering specialist mediation services.

Our specialist, independent and impartial Solicitor Mediators are here to take the worry off your hands. We provide free initial information in relation to each type of Mediation process and how this could assist in your current circumstances.

Please call us for a no obligation, initial discussion on 01332 973800 or email and we will call you back.

What is Family Mediation?

Family Mediation is where a professionally trained mediator helps yourself and your ex come to an agreement on various issues, such as: parenting arrangements, child maintenance payments, finances and property disputes.

During mediation, no one is forced to do anything they do not want to do, thus allowing you to stay in control of a situation. The trained mediator will have an impartial view of your circumstances and will help you find a solution which works for both of you.

What are the benefits of Family Mediation?

Family Mediation is a beneficial way of exploring different options in order to work out which will be the best option for you, your partner, and children. The process requires patience and communication, but with this it can encourage families to come to their own decisions, therefore preventing them from stressful, damaging and costly Court Proceedings.

Mediation sessions take place in a confidential and non-judgemental environment to ensure families feel safe to discuss their problems and anxieties freely, in order to make arrangements for the future.

The sessions allow for both parties to come to an amicable agreement regarding financial arrangements and their children.

The sessions allow for both parties to come to an amicable agreement regarding financial arrangements and their children.

How does it work?

The great thing about the process of Family Mediation is that it can be tailored to suit your needs, availability and preference. There are numerous ways in which a Mediation session can take place, such as:

  • Face-to-face meetings: In face-to-face meetings,  both parties are present in the same Mediation room with a trained  Mediator. The role of the Mediator in this instance is to impartially  facilitate clear communication between couples.
  • Shuttle Meetings: We understand that individuals  need time to reflect on their needs separately from others. During  Shuttle Meetings individual parties will have their own separate and  private room. In this case the Mediator will move between each room and  update each party on the views and proposals made by the other.
  • Remote Meetings: There are occasions whereby it is  difficult to be in the same place at the same time, and due to the  Coronavirus outbreak, carrying out remote Mediation sessions has allowed  for us to continue assisting those who require them. In the appropriate  circumstances remote Mediation sessions may be suitable and offered to  parties via the use of Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp video calling. Remote  Mediation can take place using the ‘face to face’ or ‘shuttle’ process.

How we can help

Our experienced team of Mediators are able to provide impartial support, assistance and information, during what may be a difficult and distressing time.

Our specialist team members all have experience of helping people at difficult times in their lives and we are committed to delivering to you a professional and confidential service.


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111 – 113 Friar Gate




If you are based in Derby we can provide family mediation at a time and location to suit you. We have a network of offices and locations we can provide our services at.

How to make contact

At Midlands Dove, our team are on hand to help you and can assist wherever you are based. Please call us for a no obligation, initial discussion on 01332 973800 or email and we will call you back.

Our Team

Elizabeth Bilton

Elizabeth Bilton

LLP Member
Julie Skill

Julie Skill

LLP Member and Head of Department
Jennie Byrne

Jennie Byrne

Associate Solicitor

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