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"Please thank [the mediator] and let her know the outcome and the positive assistance she gave for me. Many thanks again as you’ve saved my relationship with my daughter and made all our lives happier."
"Please could I take this opportunity to thank [the mediator] for her fantastic support and appropriate approach taken during our mediation session. I am very grateful for her sensitivity in what could have turned out to be an uncomfortable situation for me – instead, thanks to the progress made yesterday, I feel that I now have a chance to get my life back."
"Thank you so much to the lovely admin, I would also appreciate it if you could pass on my thanks to the mediator for being so kind and patient."
"I would just like to take the opportunity to thank you for your help in what has been a very difficult period for me and my children."
"I would like to say thank you for all the brilliant information you have provided me with and all of the help you have given me going forwards. Once again thank you for your help and service."
"I appreciate for all you’ve done and would like to thank you very much for your assistance in this difficult situation."
"Thank you for all your help and assistance. The admin staff are very efficient and professional."

Welcome

Mediation North West offers cost-effective and responsive Family Mediation Services in the North-West region - a list of locations for Family Mediation can be seen by clicking the navigation link. We are very friendly and approachable - so do get in touch using the details] in the "Contact Us" section to discuss your needs or ask any questions.

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What can Mediation North West offer to You?

Courts should be the last resort for people involved in family or civil disputes unless there are issues around urgency and safety, eg in relation to child abuse or domestic violence.

Mediation, in particular, can be a flexible, speedy and cost effective way to resolve disputes. It is a confidential process that enables both parties to explain and then discuss what their needs and concerns are to each other in the presence of an independent third party – the mediator – so that they reach an agreement between themselves.

The individuals concerned have greater control and responsibility in resolving disagreements than if they went to court. Mediation empowers parties to control the length of the process, the issues they would like to discuss, and the outcome. Mediation can also be less stressful, particularly for any children involved, and in the long run, can be cheaper than going to court.

Mediation is recognised by the Ministry of Justice as an alternative to Court Proceedings; this site draws on material provided on their website.

"Please thank [the mediator] and let her know the outcome and the positive assistance she gave for me. Many thanks again as you’ve saved my relationship with my daughter and made all our lives happier."
"Please could I take this opportunity to thank [the mediator] for her fantastic support and appropriate approach taken during our mediation session. I am very grateful for her sensitivity in what could have turned out to be an uncomfortable situation for me – instead, thanks to the progress made yesterday, I feel that I now have a chance to get my life back."
"Thank you so much to the lovely admin, I would also appreciate it if you could pass on my thanks to the mediator for being so kind and patient."
"I would just like to take the opportunity to thank you for your help in what has been a very difficult period for me and my children."
"I would like to say thank you for all the brilliant information you have provided me with and all of the help you have given me going forwards. Once again thank you for your help and service."
"I appreciate for all you’ve done and would like to thank you very much for your assistance in this difficult situation."
"Thank you for all your help and assistance. The admin staff are very efficient and professional."

About Family Mediation

Mediation can be particularly beneficial where there will be a continuing relationship following dispute resolution - such as in family cases.

Family mediation can help reduce hostility and improve chances of long-term co-operation between parents and couples, for example in agreeing arrangements for their children and financial matters.

Understanding Family Mediation

For more information please see our following resources:

MNW Family Mediation Leaflet
MOJ Family Mediation Leaflet
MNW Family Mediation Poster

There is also much useful information on the Family Mediators Association web site, and advice on ending a relationship is available on the Sorting Out Separation website.

We have links with other legal aid mediation providers across the country if their locations would be more helpful for you. For their individual websites please click on the provided links in the table.

Associated Mediation Providers
Conditions

It is important that people in family disputes are aware that there is a requirement that before applying to the Family Court, people will need to prove they’ve considered mediation first. They can show this by doing either of the following:

  • Showing they are exempt from having to consider mediation, for example, if domestic violence is involved
  • Proving to the judge that they have been to a ‘mediation information and assessment meeting’ with a family mediator but that mediation is not suitable for them.

Locations

Chester, Cheshire Chorley, Lancs Crewe, Cheshire
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire Knutsford, Cheshire Leigh, Lancs
Liverpool, Merseyside Macclesfield, Cheshire Mold, Clwyd
Northwich, Cheshire Ormskirk, Lancs Runcorn, Cheshire
St. Helens, Merseyside Skelmersdale, Lancs Southport, Merseyside
Warrington, Cheshire Widnes, Cheshire Wigan, Lancs

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