Mediate UK are the only mediation service in the UK to offer clients an independent barrister review on your case. Our barristers are all experts in family law and will provide a neutral and professional view on your individual case. This can be helpful if mediation has broken down or you are far apart in what you would like. Call us on 0330 999 0959 to find out more about this new service.
We write a report of your situation, the issues that need to be resolved and what both of your views are on the issues to resolve. This information is collected during a mediation meeting together and usually takes us one week to prepare. You both have a chance to agree the report before it is submitted.
Once you both agree the report, we send it to the barristers with your financial disclosure and any other relevant information.
The barrister clerk will allocate your case to the barrister with the best experience in that area and they will write a report on what the law is, how it is applicable to your case and what they think a court would order for a fair outcome. This takes up to 4 weeks.
You can either agree upon what is written in the report, mediate the issues to reach agreement, or reject the barrister’s recommendations. This is usually discussed at a 90 minute meeting with your family mediator.