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Wallington Mediation

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.

Mediate UK

Thew Arnott Building

270 London Rd

Wallington

SM6 7DJ

020 8914 7996 Contact Us Find a different branch

Opening hours:

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
Sunday CLOSED
Mediateul Wallington office mediation branch

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.

Wifi: No.

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

Mediateuk Ian Michael Lovatt mediator

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.

QU:
Why did you want to become a family mediator?
“I knew little about it. But I liked the idea of being able to help people. I thought it would be rewarding, personally. It was a totally different environment to that which I’d worked in before and that excited me. I had a desire to train to do it ‘properly’ and be the best I could be.”
QU:
What do you like most about Family mediation?
“The fact that all mediators are helpful and want to share their knowledge and experience. There is rarely one answer – it’s about helping clients find the right answer without telling them what to do. It is a growingly important sector. We can make a real difference to families. It can work so well and the successes far outweigh the failures.”
QU:
What is the most difficult mediation situation you have dealt with?
“A situation on parenting where I didn’t feel the children’s best interests were being considered and so I stopped the mediation. Invariably, the clients blame the mediator I such situations and they did.
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.”
QU:
What do you enjoy most about working with Mediate UK?
“The variety of the team – we are all different but we all support each other. The company has a constantly developing structure. A boss that’s driven to deliver new services and create new partnerships. This keeps the company moving forward. The company supports training and development. Breadth of our services – it isn’t just mediation. We can help people in lots of ancillary areas.”
QU:
Give us 5 facts about you
1. I was born in a pub.
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.

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.

Cherreem Lindsay

Mediateuk Cherreem Lindsay mediator

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.

QU:
Why did you want to become a family mediator?
I had first-hand experience of familial conflict and I have seen the benefits of mediation.
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.
QU:
What do you like most about Family mediation?
The fact that it gives the clients a chance to be heard and put their side of their story across. It gives the client an opportunity that they would not get if they were before a judge.
It gives the client a lot more influence over what they want to achieve. Its great value for money compared to the alternatives.
QU:
What is the most difficult mediation situation you have dealt with?
I recall a mediation session in which the parties started off great but then quickly became heated when the issue of a mobile number came up. One party wanted to leave the session but was persuaded to stay. All was positive for the remaining part of the session. However, matters took a nose-dive when the parties decided to mediate between themselves outside the session as they were exiting the building. Matters were further complicated when it appeared that the cleaners inadvertently locked us in the building! Whilst waiting for the cleaners to return one party decided to leave via the fire exit and scale the fence, set off the alarm and was never seen again.
QU:
What do you enjoy most about working with Mediate UK?
Friendly and approachable team. Great support and training development. Variation in types of clients.
QU:
Give us 5 facts about you
1. Mother of 3 boys
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!

Read our reviews on Wallington Mediation

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

Contact us for further information on Family Mediation in Wallington

Call our Wallington Mediation Branch on 020 8914 7996