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Mediation

Family issues are often complex, sensitive and require a careful, considerate approach. Mediation can help resolve matters in a neutral and safe environment, away from the pressures of court, and is extremely cost-effective. Our family mediators help with a range of issues including finances, divorce and matters involving children.

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Why mediation should be considered

Following separation, you may find yourself in a position where you disagree with your partner over issues such as finances, property and child arrangements. In these circumstances, mediation can assist you in facilitating discussions to enable you to reach your amicable conclusion.

Our team of trained mediators will help guide you through this voluntary process to ensure that you reach the best possible outcome for you and your family.

How does mediation work?

We will initially arrange a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting with you and (where appropriate) your partner. If you both decide to proceed with mediation, it is at this stage that the ‘type’ of mediation is agreed, and the joint sessions would commence. Where the outcome of mediation is successful, we will provide you with a record of the decisions reached in a document known as a Memorandum of Understanding. You and your partner will be able to obtain independent legal advice upon the proposals contained within the Memorandum of Understanding should you wish to, prior to a binding agreement being drafted.

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Who we work with

Our specialist team of trained mediators work with families, individuals and couples to assist in resolving issues and move forward in a coherent, collected way.  We work with other professionals during the process who are also able to offer assistance and guidance, including financial advisors, divorce coaches and family counsellors.

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Hear what our clients say about us

I’d like to thank you for all your help and support given to me over the last few years. I cannot thank you enough for your true professionalism. I have felt that at every interaction we had that you really understood the impacts to me and my family personally.

You navigated me through a really challenging time at a pace that was right for me. It was hugely important that I had a settled family life, and that everyone was alright in the end and indeed we are!

 

Mrs F Financial settlement within divorce proceedings.

I just wanted to say a really big thank you for seeing me through the whole lengthy and tricky divorce process.

You were always there to answer my questions and listen to my ranting!

To have your consistency and steadiness was a huge support and I couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you for what you do!

Client Divorce proceedings

Following the conclusion of the matter, Lucy’s client said: “The service from Lucy was superb and I will definitely utilise your company in the future. Thank you for all your patience and understanding, it was a pleasure to work with you.”

Lucy said: “Whilst no one enters into a relationship thinking it could break down, making sure your financial interests are adequately protected is essential.”

Client Protecting financial interests

“From the outset, I found Lucy to be extremely efficient, reassuring, and had every faith in her.

I was kept informed fully and correspondence was always easy, with clear communication and swift responses.”

“Efficient, reassuring” guidance from Solicitor leads to testimonial following successful divorce settlement

One of the most significant family teams in the South West and fast becoming the leading financial remedy solicitors in the region. Very accessible and client focused – real strength in depth.

Legal 500 2024 – Family

HCR should be considered as the go-to firm for family law issues in Hereford and Worcester. HCR’s reputation for quality is well known and well justified.

Legal 500 2024 – Family

The firm has a strong presence in Birmingham and in Worcester as well as their other locations across the UK.

Legal 500 2024 – Family

I recommend this firm to family and friends as I know that they will be supported and well-advised through difficult times. The firm stands out as a class above other firms.

 

Legal 500 2024 – Family

HCR Hewitsons is a multidisciplinary firm with very strong local foundations, as well as an important presence in London. Not every firm can offer the same breadth and reach that they can.

Legal 500 2024 – Family

HCR have a growing presence in Cambridge and have gone from a standing start of no permanent family lawyers to build a growing team.

Legal 500 2024 – Family

The firm is well known for providing sound family law advice and representation at the highest levels. A good quality firm.

 

Legal 500 2024 – Family

The members of the practice are hardworking, conscientious and accessible to clients and professional colleagues. They work tirelessly to achieve the best outcome for their clients whilst also ensuring they deliver sound advice and ensure that clients remain grounded and have a good understanding of how their case will progress.

Legal 500 2024 – Family

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