About Wallington Family Mediation
Our Family Mediation Service in Wallington is based between Wallington and Hackbridge. This was our Head Office, before we moved to Binfield and our second ever office. The offices are well located to serve people wanting family mediation in Sutton, Croydon and surrounding areas.
|Monday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Tuesday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Thursday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Friday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Saturday||09:00 - 16:00|
Wallington Mediation Branch Information
Payments accepted: Card, Cheque or Bank transfer. Please note our mediators cannot accept cash payments.
Nearest Train Station: Hackbridge or Wallington. Both are a 20-minute walk.
Reception Area: No.
Waiting area: No.
Shuttle Mediation Possible: Yes. Please let the admin office know you require this when booking your mediation appointment.
Café on site: No. The nearest café is in Wallington town centre.
Disabled Access: No. Please call to discuss your requirements. Our office is up a flight of stairs and there is no lift access at this venue.
Directions: We are in the offices that sit between Bowman’s Meadow and Wandle Side. When travelling from Wallington towards Hackbridge, we are the building immediately before Kwik Fit, on your left.
The office entrance is at the far end of the car park, alongside the hedge that runs beside Wandle Side. We are next to the Thew Arnott warehouse and sign. The office entrance has a buzzer system please press the buzzer for SMS.
Parking: There is free parking two minutes from the office in Beddington Park Car Park. After hours you can park directly outside the offices, but please do not park there during the day as you will probably be asked to move your car. There are sometimes free spaces down Wandle Side, adjacent to the office.
Our Wallington Mediators
Ian Michael Lovatt
Accreditation: FMCA, CIM, PPC
Membership: College of Mediators
Trained in advertising with Ogilvy’s. I spent 40 years in recruitment marketing. Decided a new challenge was needed and met a friend who suggested I would make a good mediator.
Put myself through the NFM course. Then did the MIAM and legal updates, then the accreditation portfolio and child inclusive mediation. I completed my PPC course late 2019 and became a PPC in 2020.
One particular finance case where the debts outstripped the assets. Even selling the family home would not clear all the debts. That is a very difficult position for anyone to be in.”
2. I’m a keen genealogist and my mum’s family is traced back to Henry VIII period; dad’s back to the early 1800s.
3. I have two grandchildren with a third on the way.
4. I’ve been married for 40 years to an angel!
5. I love rugby. I love the friendships developed through rugby.
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.
Accreditation: LLB, LLM,
Membership: Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, Worshipful Company of Arbitrators, College of Mediators, CMC, FMC
I am a Barrister with a growing practice in immigration, family and civil disputes. Prior to my practice at the Bar, I was a civil servant within the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office. I am an accredited workplace, civil and commercial mediator. I am a trained community mediator and a conflict coach. I volunteer as a family co-mediator and conflict coach with Wandsworth Mediation Service.
I know how expensive it is to have a dispute before the courts and for clients to pay handsomely for representation. However, they of course almost never get it their own way. I wanted to help clients to have a better chance of meeting their needs and to have ownership of whatever outcome they have agreed.
It gives the client a lot more influence over what they want to achieve. Its great value for money compared to the alternatives.
2. I have the Freedom of the City of London
3. A Liveryman with the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators
4. London Legal Walk walker
5. I’m very handy with a screwdriver!
My mediator adopted a professional but warm approach to our discussion. I felt that I was being listened to and that the outcome would be a considered and fair one. Many thanks.
Clear and concise and put many worries to bed, which has helped make the process run smoothly.
Very professional service, prompt appointments