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Solicitors

Family Solicitors, Legal Advice and Mediation

Frances is a solicitor by training and a member of Resolution.  She has many years’ experience of working with family solicitors in Bristol and is always willing to discuss possible referrals. As a former Cafcass Family Court Advisor Charles also has a good insight into the work of family lawyers.

We are able to offer MIAM appointments promptly and at clients’ convenience; weekend and evening appointments are available.

We do not charge for MIAMs.  As part of our service we are willing to endeavour to contact the other party by letter, phone or email and discuss mediation with them.

We are authorised to issue Form FM1’s, Form A’s and C100’s for which we charge £40. Our private costs for mediation are £55 per person per hour.

We do undertake legally aided mediation.  Read more about this:

www.progressive-mediation.co.uk/family-mediation/legal-aid-for-mediation/

We encourage clients to seek legal advice during mediation.  With their consent we can forward summaries and draft financial schedules, promptly prepared after each session, direct to their solicitor without additional charge to the client.

We always advise our clients to use the services of a solicitor to translate agreements reached in mediation into consent orders.  We are therefore pleased to hear from solicitors willing to provide this service for our clients at reasonable cost, and to discuss effective ways of working together.

We are aware that in other English speaking jurisdictions, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, lawyer supported mediation is much more widely used in family disputes.  We see this as a developing trend in the UK and are therefore always willing to discuss this kind of partnership working with solicitors and legal professionals.

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