Our Expertise

"We set up Green Light Mediation Ltd in 2012 as we felt there had to be a better way for families to manage their divorce/relationship breakdown that didn't cost the earth and enabled a reduction in conflict going forwards. We are particularly passionate about a genuine child centred approach." Sarah England & Karen Schirn, Founders of G.L.M.

What is mediation cont'd...

Benefits of mediation

No, you do not need to see a solicitor before you attend an initial meeting with a mediator. There may, however be points during the process where independant legal advice is useful and we will signpost clients at that point.

 

 

What is mediation cont'd...

IMPORTANT TO KNOW!!!! It is estimated that the cost of an average divorce negotiated through solicitors (without ANY dispute) is £3000 - £5000 per person.

 

If the divorce is disputed through the courts, the costs will spiral... just keep adding noughts!

 

The cost of an average divorce using mediation is only £1000 per person by comparison. Our costs are tailored to your circumstances.

 

Mediated settlements are, research suggests more likely to be kept to than orders imposed by a court, particularly in the case of children's matters.

Why choose us cont'd...
  • "The old adage, 'two heads are better than one', is particularly apt in mediation.""When co-mediators come from different professional backgrounds, they can jointly provide greater expertise, experience and confidence in mediating high-conflict disputes and on interrelated issues involving children, finance and property" Lisa Parkinson, Family Mediation-Appropriate Dispute Resolution in a new family justice system 2nd edition 2011.2. 
     

  • Mediation is currently an unregulated industry (although we hope this will change soon!) therefore for your own protection we believe it is wise to only consider mediators trained and supervised by one of the Member Organisations of the Family Mediation Council, namely, The Family Mediators Association, ADR Group, National Family Mediation, Resolution, The Law Society and The College of Mediators. GLM are members of two of these bodies and have trained with both.
     

  • Our aim is to offer the highest standards of mediation, we are passionate about this process.
     

  • We strive to enable you both to reach your own settlement, one that suits the needs of your family. Children come first.5. We believe the ideal model for co-mediation is a trained lawyer and a non-lawyer mediator, this is the model we use most of the time at GLM.We know how important it is to get this right for you...

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