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Mediation in Derby

Mediation is a non-court based process that is concerned with solving various disputes between two or more parties by establishing a mutually agreeable solution that benefits all those involved. Our mediation services include family mediation, civil and commercial mediation and workplace mediation. All of our mediation sessions are overseen by one of our specialist mediators that are present to ensure that the process is completed to a satisfactory level that will benefit each party equally.

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Family Mediation

Family mediation is most suited for married couples, divorcing couples or co-habiting couples but can often be beneficial for disputes concerning extended family such as siblings or parents. Our professional team works by providing expert information and advice in order to help reach a resolution that is acceptable to all participants.

Here at Midlands Dove our family mediation service can be specifically tailored to the parties involved in order to sure that all parties are able to participate. This means that our family mediation meetings can be arranged around specific work schedules and can be completed in several different environments. However, family mediation is a voluntary process; therefore it is essential that each party is willing to participate in the mediation sessions.

We can also assist families when it comes to MIAM, Child Arrangements and Family Remedy Orders. If you would like to find out more about Family Mediation in Derby head over to our service page for more details on the process, location and costs.

Civil Mediation

Civil and commercial mediation aims to resolve any dispute that occurs between two or more parties. Unlike family mediation, civil mediation is tailored to issues away from the family and is more concerned with issues such as property disputes, inheritance disputes and landlord-tenant disagreements.

Civil mediation usually takes place over the course of a day in which a resolution must be agreed upon by the end of that day. However, this depends on the complexity of the issue being discussed and each party’s willingness to come to an agreement.

As with all mediation services, each civil mediation case is unique and will require different treatment. For more details on Civil Mediation in Derby visit our service page or contact our specialist team with any queries you may have regarding the process.

Workplace Mediation

Workplace mediation is a private and confidential process which can benefit every part of a business. Our workplace mediation services may be required when employers/ HR managers are unable to resolve a dispute within the workplace.

Workplace mediation is a voluntary process, meaning each party must agree to the mediation process before it can begin. After such an agreement is made the mediation process can begin and each party will be given the chance to express their feelings involving the dispute in order to help our specialist team understand the situation at hand. It is after this initial discussion that work on a suitable resolution can begin.

Workplace mediation can be a positive action that can help resolve disputes that are negatively effecting the workplace environment or an employee’s ability to do their job. For more information about Workplace Mediation in Derby head over to our service page or take a look at the FAQ page for answers to the most common questions we receive.

Get in Touch

To find out more information about mediation services in Derby, contact us on 01623 706020 or email enquiries@midlandsdove.co.uk. We look forward to receiving your mediation enquiry.


What is Mediation?

Mediation is a neutral and non-court based process that is about working together with a trained mediator to come up with mutually agreeable solutions. We find that mediation is ideally suited to those who are able to cooperate amicably throughout the process.

You will meet with an impartial mediator in Derby (or at any location to suit your needs) and have as many mediation meetings necessary to come up with the solution you want. Mediation is often cheaper and quicker than going through the Courts as, very often, only a couple of sessions are required. Legal Aid is still available if you are eligible.

Mediation is most commonly used for relationship breakdown and family issues, but it can help resolve all kinds of disputes including those between neighbours, or in the workplace. Midlands Mediation provide family mediationcivil and commercial mediation, and workplace mediation in the Derby area. Find out more about the Mediation process with our Mediation FAQ’s.

The Mediation Process

The first stage for Family Mediation is to attend a Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM) with one of our qualified Mediator Assessors. This meeting is usually free and at separate times for each individual. For anyone considering the more traditional solicitor based route; please note that the MIAM is now compulsory to prove to the Court that you have at least considered mediation before issuing financial or children applications in Court.

During the MIAM, we will explain the options available to you and assess whether Legal Aid may be available. If you decide to proceed with mediation in Derby, we will book your first mediation meeting with one of our fully accredited mediators.  Please remember that the mediator’s role in this is neutral; they are not there to decide who is right and who is wrong.

We offer ‘shuttle mediation’ in the Derby area. This is where each person meets with their mediator at the same time, but in separate rooms. The mediator goes between rooms on your behalf in order to discuss and resolve your issues.

The Outcome

Once you have been through mediation and have agreed your outcomes, you can have them turned into a formal legal ‘Settlement Agreement’ via a solicitor.

Our mediators in Derby are also solicitors, and they can guide you through the legal elements of the process, but they are unable to give legal advice – so you will need to seek legal advice independently. If you are eligible for Legal Aid during your mediation then your legal advice element will also be free through your solicitor.

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