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What is family mediation?

At Brighton & Hove Law, where appropriate, we will work alongside professionals that practise mediation and will outline the pros and cons of this process to you so that informed decisions can be made as to whether this is a process you wish to engage in.

In the right circumstances, mediation can provide the opportunity to make your own decisions about child arrangements or finances in a balanced manner that prioritises the wellbeing of any children involved and reduces the stress of the situation. The mediator does not provide any legal advice to either party but rather is there to facilitate the discussions between you and your ex-partner. Mediation can, in certain circumstances, avoid potentially drawn out or expensive court proceedings. Mediation is not right for everyone and it is important if you are thinking about engaging in the mediation process that you are aware of your rights and responsibilities; mediators will encourage both parties to ensure they receive their own independent legal advice.

If mediation has not been a successful process for you, we are able to help you in the next steps of your separation process and advise you of alternative options for resolving matters.

For more information on mediation, see our article below that outlines the potential benefits of the process.


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Even though I am not your client, I would like to thank you for your prompt responses and the help you have provided.

I would certainly recommend you to anyone looking for a family lawyer.

Ms S – Brighton

Lucy provided services as my solicitor long-distance. I was residing in the US while my case was ongoing in the UK court. I had the pleasure of meeting her face-to-face for an initial consultation before my return to the US and she was very professional in all correspondence until matters came to a conclusion.

She was always very happy to answer questions thoroughly and schedule long-distance phone calls when I requested them. She has a very kind and professional nature. Needless to say, she made what could have been an exhausting process extremely painless. I highly recommend her.

Ms S 

Thanks very much for all your sterling help through what has been a horrible time.

Mrs M  –  Brighton 

Dear Sarah, I would like to say a massive thank you to you for all your help and support, you have made handling my matter so much easier and I would highly recommend you and Brighton and Hove Law to a friend or family. Thank you so much once again, I wish you all the best for the future too.

Mr R

Brighton and Hove, and particularly Samantha Barker, come highly recommended. The work that Samantha puts into her client’s case is unbelievable- the preparation and attention to detail is second to none

Marc Newsom, Senior Practice Manager

Samantha Barker is a highly driven solicitor, who is passionate about client care. She goes over and beyond to serve her clients and is meticulous in preparation of highly sensitive and serious cases. I am always fully instructed by her within childcare family proceedings and find that her case management and follow up of the proceedings, is highly professional. Ms Barker is highly motivated in obtaining the best outcome for her clients.

Aisha Jamil, Barrister

It is always a pleasure to receive a brief from Jennifer Lynch and Lucy Gregory. They are detailed and helpful which greatly assists in the through prep of a case. Their robust approach and collaborative working is reassuring for clients and energising to work with.

Sarah Dummett and Ellie Chapman provide a first class, client focused service. Their advice and approach is accessible while robust.

Ayisha Robertson, Barrister

Thank you so much for all your help over the last 18 months. I couldn’t have done it without you! You truly are wonderful and amazing at what you do and have played a huge role in supporting my family. I will miss our phone calls – I’m not going to know what to do with myself now! The happiness of my children together really sums up what we’ve been fighting for the past year and a half! Again, thank you so much, from all of us.

Mrs A

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