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Mediation in Ilkeston

Mediation is a neutral, non-court based process designed to help the parties involved reach a resolution without the unnecessary hassle of the courts. We here at midlands dove offer a myriad of services such as family mediation, civil mediation and workplace mediation.

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Family mediation is most suitable for married couples, divorcing couples and co-habiting couples. However, our family mediation services can be utilised for solving disputes with extended family member such as brothers and sisters or parents and in-laws.

The family mediation process begins by helping each individual party to look at their issues and disputes and begin to think about a resolution rather than continue to confront the other part involved. This is particularly helpful in family mediation as disputes between parties often impact other members of the family or even the children of the parties involved.

To learn more about family mediation in Ilkeston visit our service page or contact our specialist team who are always available to assist you wherever they can.

Civil Mediation

Civil mediation is largely similar to family mediation with its core principals being the same. However, civil and commercial mediation is designed to deal with disputes that take place outside of family matters.

Civil mediation is often seen as the alternative to going to court but can be more beneficial. When mediating, the parties involved remain in control of the process and it is more likely that an agreement will be reached that benefits each participant equally. Furthermore, in most cases of civil mediation an impartial specialist mediator is all that is needed to help resolve any issues or problems the parties have.

More information on our Civil and Commercial mediation in Ilkeston can be found on our service page or you can contact our mediators directly to enquire about the process, costs and how to get started.

Workplace Mediation

Workplace mediation is specifically designed to help when difficulties or issues have arisen in the workplace. Workplace mediation is best suited when employers and HR managers are unable to solve workplace disputes.

Workplace is a private and confidential process which can benefit the workplace. This is especially true when workplace disputes have lead to negative impacts on morale and the general workplace environment. However, it is important to remember that workplace mediation is a voluntary process, meaning it depends upon each participant’s willingness to come to an agreement in order to work effectively.

If you would like to learn more about Workplace Mediation in Ilkeston, get in touch with our team or visit our dedicated service page.

Get in Touch

To find out more information about mediation services in the Ilkeston, Derbyshire area – call 01623 706020 or email enquiries@midlandsdove.co.uk. We look forward to receiving your mediation enquiry.

Our Ilkeston address:

Ilkeston Outreach
Albion Leisure Centre
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Ilkeston
Derbyshire
DE7 5HW


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 Ilkeston (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 mediation, civil and commercial mediation, and workplace mediation in the Ilkeston, Derbyshire area. Find out more about the Mediation process with our Mediation FAQ’s.

The 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 Ilkeston, 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 Ilkeston and Derbyshire 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 Ilkeston 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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