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How Civil Mediation can Help Settle Neighbourly Disputes

Neighbourly disagreements are a part of life and for the most part it makes sense just to shrug them off, as long as they’re fairly minor and/or only occasional. Sometimes, however, minor disputes can spiral to the point where they can create a meaningful rift between neighbours and, in the worst instances, can reach a

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What is Child Inclusive Mediation?

Child Inclusive Mediation (CIM), used to be known as Direct Child Consultation (DCC) and is often referred to as “the Voice of the Child”. When is Child Inclusive Mediation Suitable? Requests and enquiries into Child Inclusive Mediation (CIM) are on the increase and we have been increasingly contacted by families, who struggling to find ways

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The Role of Grandparents after Separation

When parents separate, the relationship grandchildren have with their grandparents, is often affected. Well established routines, with grandparents, stop. Sometimes, this is sudden and without explanation. The effect of this creates uncertainty and anxiety for children and grandparents alike. Grandparents who are often left feeling very anxious and worried that they will not be allowed

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Top Tips for Separating Parent and Carers

Whether you are a parent or carer, who has or is in the process of separating, your mind, will no doubt be over flowing with questions including “how do I sort out with my ex, arrangements for the children?” Every family is different, however in my experience, the family themselves, invariably hold the key regarding

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When is Workplace Mediation Appropriate?

There is no quick or definitive answer to this, as this will depend on several aspects. There are however, very few situations, when a Workplace Mediation, will be automatically not appropriate. Whether or not Workplace Mediation is appropriate, is the right question to ask whether you are an Employer, HR or an Employee, who is

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When Should Workplace Mediation Be Refused?

When should this be refused? As with all aspects of life at work there are white – black and grey areas! When would it be considered correct to refuse a Workplace Mediation addressing issues dealing with a workplace dispute? Here is a list of some likely instances in which Workplace Mediation may not be suitable:

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Workplace Mediation – Co-Worker Disputes in the Workplace

The facts and options to resolve. In our experience: “No one, not one person, ever wants to be locked in to an intractable dispute!” Workplace disputes, between co-workers, can arise in different ways and can be difficult to deal with, particularly if left unaddressed. Where disputes and co-worker issues within the workplace, are left unresolved

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5 Tips for Successful Divorce Mediation

The basic idea behind mediation is that a mediator will help guide two (or more) parties towards finding a solution which is acceptable to both of them. As such, the success of mediation largely depends on the willingness of the two parties to work towards finding a solution. With that in mind, here are five

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Holiday Arrangements – make sure you don’t miss the boat!

Holidays should be a time to kick back relax and have fun with the family. That’s harder than you think for families who have already separated or are in the midst of a family breakdown. Instead of it being something to look forward to… it becomes an event to dread especially when communications are strained

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Child Inclusive Mediation

Child Inclusive Mediation requests are on the increase. The approach of summer has marked a surge of new referrals from families struggling to find ways to make arrangements for the children following divorce and family separation. Can Children be part of Mediation Sessions? In recent weeks, we have also had several enquiries about whether children

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Going to mediation really helped my situation and sorted things out, I believe in a much quicker and easier way. The mediators I dealt with were very helpful in the sense of giving us all the information and making sure we understood clearly before making any decisions by ourselves

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