Mediation

Mediation is a really effective tool which can be used in a variety of situations, bringing people together in a neutral and non-confrontational environment. Our mediators have a wealth of experience of working with modern, non-traditional families, and are here to support you in a constructive and practical way.

Our mediation services include:

Mediated pre-conception planning meetings

We offer a mediated pre-conception planning meeting for people who are planning to co-parent together, or who are planning to conceive with a known sperm donor. As mediators, we will encourage you to discuss important issues about your arrangement, and help you to explore any points of potential conflict. It’s much better to discuss tricky issues before conception, and to identify points of conflict at the early stages, which is why we encourage parties to mediate at the planning stage of their journeys. At the end of the mediation, we will prepare a pre-conception document for you all to sign, reflecting the agreement you have reached.

Mediation for co-parenting and donor conceived families in conflict

We understand the unique dynamics that can lead to conflict within this type of family set-up, and care deeply about helping to resolve disagreement without going to court. We provide you with a neutral space, away from the stresses and busyness of your home environment, to help you focus on your family, and work towards an understanding that you are all comfortable with.

Mediation for surrogacy

We offer mediation for surrogates and intended parents in the event of a conflict arising during a pregnancy, or following the birth. We understand the unique pressures and complex issues people face during surrogacy, and know how quickly disagreements can spiral if they are not dealt with properly. Through mediation, we facilitate effective communication, helping you to diffuse areas of conflict in a comfortable and supportive environment.

Our Experts

Deborah Leask

Partner, Solicitor & Joint Head of Family

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Sean McNally

Partner, Solicitor & Joint Head of Family

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Katie Taft

Partner, Solicitor & Mediator

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Here to help

Our specialist teams can provide full service legal advice and assistance, providing practical and cost-effective solutions.

Our offices

Bournemouth
302 Charminster Road Bournemouth Dorset BH8 9RU
01202 525333 Contact
London
Office 320 107 – 111 Fleet Street London EC4A 2AB
02039 784720 Contact
Poole
14a Haven RoadCanford Cliffs, Poole Dorset BH13 7LP
01202 709898 Contact
Ringwood
Monmouth Court Southampton Road, Ringwood Hampshire BH24 1HE
01425 484848 Contact
Swanage
55 High Street Swanage Dorset BH19 2LT
01929 422233 Contact
Wimborne
39a East Street Wimborne Dorset BH21 1DX
01202 057676 Contact