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In 2012, we set up Family Mediation North East, which outgrew its regional home and became Pax Mediation. We have 10 years' experience working with people to enable them to have the discussions they need to have to reach decisions for the benefit of their children, their finances and themselves. Since we were established we have helped over 14,000 families sort out their disputes and have over 50 years of combined mediation experience. We have been leaders in online mediation and have helped clients locally, nationally and internationally. 

We have also been pioneers in the creation of mediation legal packages. We did so, as clients were telling us they were being charged excessive legal fees for their divorce or separation and didn't feel their solicitor supported the mediation process. We established partnerships with legal firms to provide tailored packages of legal advice to support the mediation process.

Our director Sarah-Jane Turnbull is a member of the National Family Mediation Council Standards Board (FMSB) and a key decision-maker and leader in setting the professional standards for family mediation. 

All of our practising mediators hold the FMCA qualification that evidences we are qualified to the highest standard. We are a company of expert mediators who provide tailor-made solutions to help families resolve their disputes during separation and divorce and within care proceedings. We make time to help you work it out.

• You may feel angry and upset
• You may feel anxious about your children, your finances and your home
• You may feel that no one is listening to you

We understand. We will take the time to listen. We will personally support you to help you confidently move forward with all the information you need to arrive at a fair solution for you.

We have what it takes, with over 50 years of accredited mediation experience between us and significant legal expertise. We have accreditation from the Family Mediation Council and we are qualified to provide mediation funded by legal aid. 

We are committed to providing a high-quality, affordable and accessible service.


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"Thank you for professional advice and directing me to the right path."

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"Very professional and impartial service. Thank you."

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"I loved the first session today Laura was very easy to talk to and listened to everything I had to say.
Also everything was explained to me about the next steps and what help is out there for me."

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