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An introduction to mediation for voluntary organisations working with separating families

As an adviser in a voluntary organisation, you work with a wide range of people with individual needs and circumstances. Many clients will have separated from partners and will need to make arrangements for their children (such as where they will live or when/how often they will see different family members) or discuss property and finances.

Making these arrangements isn’t easy, and people often do not know where to turn to help them sort things out. Family mediation can help.

The webinar for voluntary organisations (Law Centres, Citizens Advice, charities, Law Clinics etc) explains what family mediation is and how it can help families.

Watch the recording. 

Your speakers
Mary Raymont has been a family law solicitor for 31 years and a family mediator for 25 years. During this time Mary was head of the family team at a law firm in the Southeast.  Mary also taught an Advanced Diploma in Litigation for Law South in conjunction with Nottingham Law School for ten years.  Mary was accredited for the Law Society Children Panel for 20 years. Mary is currently a Law Society Accredited Family Mediator.  Mary is qualified to conduct Child Inclusive Mediation and Hybrid mediation. For the past five years, Mary has run Advantage Mediation Ltd, a family mediation service online and in Kent and in London.  Mary continues to work as a lawyer locum family lawyer.
Helen Midgley is a family law solicitor and family mediator at Tees Law, based primarily in Hertfordshire. Helen is working towards accreditation as an all issues family mediator and has also undertaken Resolution’s Resolution Together training. Helen is committed to promoting non-court dispute resolution options to clients.