About Bolton Mediation
Our new Family Mediation Service in Bolton has been running since 2019 and was our first mediation service in the North West of England. The office is in a modern and recently refurbished building in the heart of Bolton. We have partnered up with the legal advice clinic held at Bolton University and have given talks on family law and how mediation works to their law students.
|Monday||09:00 - 17:30|
|Tuesday||09:00 - 17:30|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 17:30|
|Thursday||09:00 - 17:30|
|Friday||09:00 - 17:30|
Bolton Mediation Branch Information
Payments accepted: Card, Cheque or Bank transfer. Please note our mediators cannot accept cash payments.
Nearest Train Station: Bolton Train Station (15-minute walk)
Wifi: Yes. Ask at reception for code
Reception Area: Yes, Staffed during office hours
Waiting area: Yes, outside meeting room
Shuttle Mediation Possible: Yes, ask when booking your joint mediation sessions
Café: Yes onsite and also Café is in Queens park.
Disabled Access: Yes, please advise the office of any special requirements.
Directions: Atria is opposite Queen’s Park, about a one-minute drive from the junction with Moor Lane. The nearest train station is Bolton, which is a 15-minute walk.
Parking: Free on site. Otherwise you can park outside on the road.
Our Bolton Mediators
Accreditation: LLB (Hons), LLM, FMCT
Membership: Family Mediation Council, College of Mediators
Background: I have a law degree from the University of Wales, Swansea and a Masters Degree in Child Law. After completing my training contract in Cardiff, I decided to specialise in family law. I practised as a solicitor for 8 years, representing clients in public and private law proceedings.
After a move to Surrey and a career break to have my two children, I trained as a Family Mediator with National Family Mediation.
2. My favourite thing to do is to meet my friends for a coffee….and a pastry.
3. I have very bad taste in television and watch terrible reality TV. Don’t judge me.
4. I have two beautiful daughters who keep me on my toes.
5. I met my husband at Law School. He is a lawyer too but to this day, I don’t understand his job. At all.
Membership: College of Mediators CILEX
Background: I worked at Sainsburys, from checkouts to HR to Legal Assistant in Head Office. It made me quickly realise I wanted to work with families and not in a corporate environment.
After studying law I worked in a Child Contact Centre, which also offered mediation. I completed the NFM training course and continued my training with Mediate UK.
After discussing other options, family mediation took to my liking immediately. It is affordable and amicable for the clients and it is rewarding and fulfilling for the mediator.”
I love seeing the relief in clients’ faces when they have reached an agreement. They often come to meetings believing that nothing will be agreed, and it will all be a waste of time – there is nothing I love more than proving people wrong!”
Mediate UK offers opportunities that are not available elsewhere to trainee mediators. They genuinely want you to be the best mediator you can be and do not hold back on helping you to achieve just that.”
2. I am passionate about mental health wellbeing.
3. I am obsessed with Disney and insist that everyone in my household shares my obsession.
4. My nickname is Taz – due to my temper tantrums as a toddler resembling the cartoon character Taz, The Tasmanian Devil…
5. I have two wonderful daughters, who thankfully do not resemble the Tasmanian Devil.
Offered clarity and help at a difficult time – was very reassuring
Very informative, easy to talk to and understood all my concerns. This was a really Good start for someone like myself who has never done anything like this before.
Well explained, friendly , calm and reassure it was an easy process