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Bolton Mediation

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.

Opening hours:

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
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED
Mediateuk Bolton office mediation branch

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

Emma Ingham

Mediateuk Emma Ingham mediator

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.

QU:
Why did you want to become a family mediator?
“I always liked my job as a family solicitor but when I thought about returning to work after a break, I realised that I missed my clients and helping them, not necessarily the courts and the legal system! Being a family mediator, I can use my knowledge and experience but in a completely different setting which is great.”
QU:
What do you like most about Family mediation?
“There will always be a need for individual legal advice and representation but what I like most about Family mediation is having the opportunity to speak with both parties at the same time and see first-hand how they communicate with each other, or how they struggle to communicate. It really is a unique insight into the relationship.”
QU:
What is the most difficult mediation situation you have dealt with?
“It’s great when a client feels comfortable talking to you. However, when you struggle to get a word in edgeways and there is a lot of slating of an ex-partner, with some very choice language, it can be quite a challenging situation. Luckily, this was an initial meeting so the ex-partner was not present. I did need a good lie down after that meeting though. Exhausting!”
QU:
What do you enjoy most about working with Mediate UK?
“My colleagues at Mediate UK are the best (and I’m not just saying that because they might read this!). Everyone is incredibly supportive, always on hand to offer guidance and advice. We are all passionate about helping our clients and offering a great service to them.”
QU:
Give us 5 facts about you
1. I wanted to be a vet when I was younger but I was hopeless at science!
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.

Tamsin Baxter

Mediateuk Tamsin Baxter mediator

Accreditation: FMCT

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.

QU:
Why did you want to become a family mediator?
“I always wanted to be a family lawyer but the legal aid cuts that came in just after I graduated meant that I wasn’t able to find the job that I really wanted.
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.”
QU:
What do you like most about Family mediation?
“I like that children always come first and that clients have full control over what they do and don’t agree to.
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!”
QU:
What is the most difficult mediation situation you have dealt with?
“When two clients had completely different ideas about how they should parent their child. The child’s needs were not put first and a lot of pressure was put on him to make decisions, which he was really too young to make.”
QU:
What do you enjoy most about working with Mediate UK?
“The team. Definitely. It is made up of brilliant characters, all with differing backgrounds and expertise. They are all more than willing to share their ideas and skills, and everyone feels safe to shout when they do not know something!
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.”
QU:
Give us 5 facts about you
1. I love to learn.
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.

Read our reviews on Bolton Mediation

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

Contact us for further information on Family Mediation in Bolton

Call our Bolton Mediation Branch on 01204 263045

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