At Butcher & Barlow, we offer an excellent mediation service, helping clients to solve family legal disputes, for instance financial settlements or arrangements for children.
At Butcher & Barlow, Caroline Cockill-Guy, our qualified and experienced mediator, will ensure a comfortable environment, allowing the disputing parties to engage in open dialogue, express their viewpoints, and negotiate.
Our mediator works with clients who’ve been referred to us through other family law firms and barristers, as well as clients who have approached us to access our mediation service specifically.
Contact Butcher & Barlow today
To access our mediation service, get in touch with us at Butcher & Barlow. Our mediation service operates throughout the North West, and we can work with you regardless of where in the region you are based.
Why work with Butcher & Barlow?
Our mediator, Caroline Cockill-Guy has plenty of experience and a wealth of expertise, including working with a diverse range of clients. Caroline qualified with Resolution back in 2011.
All members of Resolution are dedicated to a code of practice, which fosters resolving family problems in a way that reduces conflict, and closely considers the needs of the family as a whole.
At Butcher & Barlow, we champion mediation as a first choice for dispute resolution, wherever it may be appropriate, allowing families to resolve matters out of Court, whilst protecting any children involved as far as possible.
Our family mediation services
Mediation Information Assessment Meeting
Those who wish to attempt mediation to solve a dispute will first be required to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM). The meeting is intended to determine whether or not mediation is a suitable way to resolve your dispute.
The mediator will meet each party separately, allowing both individuals to learn more about mediation, as well as providing the mediator with a chance to individually assess the specific case, and determine suitability.
Some cases are automatically deemed unsuitable for mediation, such as those involving domestic abuse. In these traumatic situations, you will be able to access alternative options to resolve any legal disputes.
If it is determined that your case is suitable for mediation, you will be able to access our mediation service at Butcher & Barlow.
During a mediation session, our qualified and experienced mediator will guide the disputing parties to discuss their issues, attempting negotiation and a resolution. Both parties will have an equal chance to express their viewpoints, concerns, and desired outcomes.
The mediator’s role is completely impartial, they will not have direct involvement in the case, nor provide any legal advice to either party.
The issues that might be resolved during mediation include divorce financial settlements, child residency issues, or grandparents’ rights to maintain contact with their grandchildren.