Mediation - Guiding You Through

At Consilia Mediation we can help you and your former partner make arrangements for your children. We also assist with issues as may arise with wider family members for example issues involving grandparents and/or other family members who are or have been carers of children.

The law relating to where children should live (formerly known as residence) and how often children should see the other parent (formerly known as contact) changed in April 2014. Private children matters are now dealt with under the new Child Arrangements Programme. A fundamental part of the programme is to explore whether mediation can assist you to make the important decisions in relation to you children whilst allowing you to retain control of those issues rather than handing them over to a Court.

The law states (under the Family Procedure Rules) that you MUST attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (“MIAMS”) before any Court proceedings can be issued in relation to arrangements for children, save in exceptional circumstances.

Through the process of family mediation we can help you to discuss the issues in order to form the basis of a parenting plan for your children and we can help you to improve/maintain a dialogue as parents so that you can parent together into the future.

One of the huge benefits of the mediation process is that we recognise that as parents you are best placed to make decisions regarding your child/children\’s care. Our role is to help you to make decisions for the benefit of your family going forward.

The process of family mediation can also help children’s views be heard and in appropriate cases a qualified child consultant can speak to your child and ascertain their wishes and feelings on the important matters which you are discussing. This is known as Child Inclusive Mediation and can only be undertaken by specially trained and accredited family mediators.

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What will it cost?

We offer a range of fixed fee packages on a pay as you go basis so that you can budget and costs are kept to a manageable level.

A Trusted Name In Mediation, whether in your personal or professional life

At Consilia Mediation we recognise that the process of the breakdown of a relationship, whether in your personal or work life, is stressful and can be a very traumatic time. Our accredited mediators are sensitive in approach and highly skilled at dealing with difficult and challenging situations.

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    1/20/2021
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    3/15/2021
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    1/05/2021
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    5/30/2019
  • Received a really good service from Marie and the team including Emma, who offered valuable support throughout. I contacted Consilia following a recommendation from a union representative. Was given great advise through her trusted associate who offered an accurate and professional assessment. Marie secured a really good outcome due to her knowledge, perseverance, conscientiousness and genuine desire to try and get the best outcome on my behalf. A lot of genuine empathy and respect expressed and a brilliant negotiator. Very well informed, experienced and brilliant communicator. True to her word re costs as discussion was upfront and honest. Very reasonable rate compared to other firms. Would recommend to others Thank you very much!

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    3/05/2019
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    8/04/2020
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    12/08/2020
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    Thank you again for everything.

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    1/20/2021
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    11/30/2021
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    9/06/2021
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    2/23/2021
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    9/02/2019
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    I have been able to send my own clients to Sarah with the peace of mind that they will receive a quality service that is also cost effective. Feedback from them has been that aside from the points mentioned, she is able to 'talk to me clients as person and takes a genuine interest in my circumstances to offer the best solution'.

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    1/01/2021
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    10/07/2019
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    6/28/2019
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    3/26/2020
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