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SOLICITOR REFERRAL

Online Mediation

DOES YOUR CLIENT NEED A MIAM CERTIFICATE?

  • It's quick and straightforward to make a referral

  • We can conduct an online MIAM with your client within 48 hours of referral and send you a signed c100 and/or FormA the very same day.

  • All our mediators hold the FMCA qualification which evidences we are qualified to the highest standard and we can all sign court forms

  • We are leading experts in online mediation, having provided it since 2012

  • We have successfully worked in partnership with law firms across England and Wales for years

WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?

  1. Complete our referral form. Once received, we contact your client to arrange a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM). We can usually arrange an appointment for your client within 48 hours of referral and we can offer out-of-hours appointments.

  2. We will conduct the online MIAM with your client via Zoom or in person, whatever they prefer. This is an individual and confidential meeting of up to one-hour duration. The mediator will give your client information about mediation, find out whether your client is willing to proceed with mediation, and assess suitability for a mediation process.  Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process. There is no pressure on your client to proceed if they are not willing.

  3. Once we have met with your client in their MIAM we can sign the required forms the same day, FREE of charge. These court forms are valid for 4 months from the date of the MIAM. 

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HOW DO I SUPPORT MY CLIENT IN MEDIATION?

  • If your client and the other party wish to mediate and mediation is suitable, then we will arrange a joint mediation session for them.

  • We will:

    • Notify you that mediation has started.

    • Encourage your client to refer back to you for legal advice as required alongside the mediation process.

    • Send you a CW5 form where your client is Legally Aided to enable you to claim for legal advice given during the mediation process under the “Help with Mediation” scheme.

  • During the mediation we will:

    • Explain to clients that we do not share any further information with their solicitors until the mediation process is complete.

    • Remind clients to update you directly in respect of any documents and discussions.

  • You will no doubt be aware that the rules of mediation require us to be completely impartial and we cannot therefore engage in any discussions or correspondence with you about your client or the mediation process.

THE END OF THE MEDIATION PROCESS

  • We will inform you at the end of the process whether the clients reached full or partial agreement or no agreement at all.

  • Following a Child Only mediation, we can produce on a confidential and without prejudice basis, a summary of any mutually acceptable proposals reached by the clients sometimes known as a Parenting Plan.

  • ​At the conclusion of Property and Finance mediation we produce 2 documents.

    • A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is summary of the mutually acceptable proposals made by the clients. The document is confidential and without prejudice. It is signed by the mediator.

    • An Open Financial Statement (OFS) summaries the financial disclosure shared and agreed upon by the clients within the mediation process. This is an open document signed by the clients.

  • Clients are encouraged to share these documents with their legal advisors to enable them to advise on the next steps including the making of legally binding financial orders. 

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