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
James Storey FMCT
Accreditation: FMCT, Civil and Commercial, Workplace
Membership: FMC, COM, CMC, Association of Northern Mediators, National Dispute Resolution
Background: From an early age I was a manager in the Leisure and Hospitality industry working with people and potential conflict on a daily basis.
I then had the opportunity to train as driving instructor and, after a number of years and a number of near misses, I managed to get a lot of people safely through their driving test. I enjoyed being a driving instructor as I was changing people’s lives and giving them a skill for life.
Before training as a Family Mediator in Bolton, I trained as a Civil and Commercial Mediator conducting Neighbour and Contract disputes.
For example, they wanted drug tests and a criminal record check on the new partner. But they did not want the same done on their new partner. It was difficult to balance that request, but in the end they did reach an agreement with a phased reintroduction to the other parent.”
The Managing Director, Ali is very generous and is always looking to set up links with local charities and support local organisations or events. I have to say his jokes are very bad though!”
2. Keen Bolton Wanderers Fan (someone has to be)
3. Played in a Football tournament on Sky Sports at England`s Training Ground.
4. I had the initials JLS before the band, which was also the name of my driving school.
5. I learnt basic Makaton sign language to help communicate with my son who is non-verbal.
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