Mediation Services for Couples

Professional mediation can help resolve differences between you and your partner, and create child and family solutions outside of court proceedings. Our mediation services can be a quick, cost-effective and (above all) constructive method of alternative dispute resolution for all parties.

Our family mediation team is led by accredited family mediator and collaborative lawyer, Anne Leiper. Our boutique family law firm is ranked in both Legal 500 UK and Chambers 2022, with 5-star Google Reviews from our clients.

Speak to an expert family mediator today. Call us on 0118 973 5521 or book a fixed-fee 1 hour consultation, for clear and understandable family mediation advice from our family law team. We provide transparent fees and a nationwide service, but not legal aid.

"The ‘tenacious’ Leiper spearheads the firm’s collaborative law and mediation activities."

"Anne Leiper and Rita Gupta make a formidable team. They bring many years of experience to their cases. Both are superb at looking after their clients and guiding them through a difficult time in their lives. They consistently get excellent outcomes for their clients."

Legal 500 UK 2022

How does mediation work?

Mediation enables you to discuss possible solutions with your former partner or spouse, following separation. Your mediation meetings will be chaired by an independent mediator.

Both of you can deal with disclosure and discuss all areas arising as a result of the breakdown of your relationship, including:

  • Children issues
  • The breakdown of the relationship
  • Financial settlements

You are free to take the outcome of your mediated discussions to your own solicitor for independent legal advice.

Looking for mediation services in Reading and surrounding area? Call us, email us or fill in the enquiry form below.

How long does mediation take?

Mediation sessions generally last up to two hours. Mediation is always a voluntary process and can be terminated by either party at any point. Our Swallowfield offices provide a safe and neutral environment for you both to have a conversation, or you can meet at our central Reading offices.

Who will be our mediator?

The mediator is an independent person to assist the discussions between you both, and your search for a solution. When you choose mediation services from LGFL, an experienced Family Law practitioner will be there to assist you in these negotiations and discussions.

When can mediation take place?

Mediation is a process that can be open to couples at any point:

  • During separation
  • Whether court proceedings have commenced or not
  • At any time during those court processes
  • At any point during any separation

What happens after mediation?

If mediation is successful, documentation can be prepared to take to your own legal advisors. Equally, the proposals you have reached can be written into some form of agreement or Court Order.

To discuss how mediation might help you and your family, please contact Anne Leiper on 01189 735521 or via e-mail.


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