Mediation is a fast, cost effective, highly successful way or resolving disputes. Recent statistics show 80% of those attending mediation reach a settlement. It is much quicker and cheaper than going to court, and mediators can help you to find long-term solutions that work for you and your family.
Whether you are recently separated, have been separated for some years or already in the court process, our qualified professional mediators can work with you to resolve matters and help you to find solutions that work for you. There are several stages in the process.
Find out more about mediation, decide whether you would like to mediate and discuss your options with our professional mediators. If mediation is not suitable or you decide not to mediate, you can be issued with a court certificate (anyone wishing to start court proceedings, must now have a certificate from a mediator to confirm that they have attended a MIAM).
You may chose a bespoke pre-mediation coaching session to prepare you for mediation. These sessions have been shown to improve outcomes and help you to consider what you need to move forward with your life, work through any emotional matters & provide you with the necessary skills to negotiate more effectively.
Our experienced mediators will guide you through the mediation process. Mediations sessions are usually 1.5hrs long and may take place face-to-face, separately (via shuttle mediation) or online. The timing and number of sessions are tailored to suit your individual needs.
At the end of the mediation process, we can record your decisions and draft the proposals you reach into summaries, which can be made into legally binding arrangements by your legal advisors. We also offer after-care counselling and you always have the option to return to mediation at any time in the future.
In some cases our specially trained mediator can consult directly with children, allowing time for your child to express what they feel is best for them in a safe neural environment and enabling you to take their wishes into account in your decision making.
A special thanks for all the efforts you put into the mediation. Thank you so much. I am pleased to get a positive outcome to the meeting today. Well appreciated and you have such a nice and friendly personality, I felt calm and supported. Bless you and thanks again.
Thank you so much for your support with this. I felt a little less on my own with and all your advice and support was so appreciated , you made it an easier process. Thank you.
Thanks again. I know I have mentioned it before throughout the entire process you are the only person who has acted in what I would consider to be a professional manner setting out clear deadlines and completing them to those timelines and you have also doing this whilst showing a caring attitude. I am sure you have “ performance reviews “ e.t.c and so I hope this can be used as a demonstration of the work you do. I am only sorry that you are now no longer involved in the process.
Mia, thank you for being an awesome mediator and making sure that all the outcomes were relevant and to the point. I generally mean this in the kindest way I do hope we don't need to come back to your service again. I mean this from the bottom of my heart, thank you for making sure both my children were listened to.
Mia made what was at first a very daunting experience as stress free as possible. She was so supportive and her advice was invaluable. I couldn’t be happier with the service we received. Thank you.
Mia, thank you for the mediation; not only was the outcome really good but how you spoke to me, explained the process to me separately and put me at ease, it made me feel reassured that you were not going to take sides and it wasn't me against all other professionals there. You controlled the room really well so everyone got their turn to speak at their own pace with no one talking over each other. I am really happy to have had you there and if I ever need mediation again you would be the first person I would call.
Mediation is a way of resolving disputes that is less stressful than and quicker and usually much cheaper than going to court. Our specially trained mediators help you to find solutions that work for you and take into account your particular issues, concerns and needs. You can mediate any dispute arising during or after separation, divorce, dissolution of civil partnership or any other family dispute. You may need to make decisions about childcare arrangements, finance and property matters, pre-nuptial & co-habitation arrangements or any family dispute involving young people or other family members. Our professional mediators can help you to consider all the issues and options on both sides, and you decide on the solutions that work for you.
Mediation is a highly successful way, quick and cheaper way of resolving disputes. Recent statistics show 89% of those attending mediation reach a settlement.
You retain control of the process, from the decision as to whether to mediate to the solutions you reach. When you take a case to court, a judgment may not take into account the interests of both sides, but rather be settled on points of law. Our professional mediators can help you to consider the issues and options on both sides, and you get to decide on amicable solutions that work for you. Through mediating often hostility is reduced and relationships can be improved and preserved.
Anyone can refer to mediation and you can get in touch with us as soon as you need help to resolve things. You do not have to see a solicitor first. Whenever possible, we aim to see you within 7 days of receiving a referral for an initial intake and assessment meeting. You can complete the referral form here.
Our specially trained professional mediators act as an impartial, neutral party who can help you to resolve your dispute, by assisting you in exploring your options and find practical solutions that really work for you. The mediator can give you information to help you reach your solutions, but you retain the ultimate control about the outcomes you reach. The mediator can then record the details of the solutions you reach in mediation for you to take to your solicitors and convert into legally binding agreements or court orders, if necessary.
Mediation is typically much faster than a court process, and disputes can often be resolved within a matter of weeks. The length of mediation is dependent on your individual circumstances and the complexity of the dispute. However, resolving childcare arrangements typically takes 1-3 sessions. For resolving child and finance issues, the average number of sessions is 2-4. Since 2011, everyone must attend a MIAM (Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting), before legal proceedings can be commenced, unless exceptions apply.
Ask us about whether you are entitled to FREE mediation through legal aid[†]. Legal costs to settle a dispute in court typically cost a minimum of £3,000 each.
Even if you are not eligible for legal aid, mediation is a much cheaper option than going to court. See our cost breakdown here. Whilst the cost of mediation depends on the number of sessions needed, in mediation the costs are typically shared between you. We offer fixed fees that are inclusive of VAT, with no hidden additional costs for session notes, letters and court forms. Some mediation services charge extra for this. All our MIAM fees are also inclusive of court forms, where applicable.
[†] Legal aid offered in conjunction with Children 1st Mediation, Unit 3, 21 Phoenix St, Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 3DN.
We now offer online mediation in cases where it is difficult or impossible for people to meet face to face. There are several different platforms that can be used: Skype, Google Hangouts, Zoom and Facetime. Please contact us to discuss this option further.
We offer a bespoke optional pre-mediation coaching session to help prepare you for mediation, that have been shown to improve the outcome of mediation. This session is aimed at helping you to consider your needs, communicate your concerns, work through any emotional matters that may affect your ability to negotiate and provide you with the necessary skills to negotiate more effectively. We can also offer counselling alongside mediation and/ or after the end of mediation. Contact us to discuss this.
We aim to see you within 7 days for an initial appointment and our professional mediators will work with you to tailor your mediation to your individual needs. Our fixed fees are inclusive of VAT with no hidden costs and we offer flexible appointment locations and times to suit you. For your convenience, we can also offer online MIAMs and mediation. Optional bespoke pre-mediation coaching sessions to prepare you for mediation, support whilst mediating and after-care counselling are all available via our network of experienced counsellors and psychotherapists.
Founder and Mediator
In brief | Mia is a mediator working in family, community and Special Educational Needs (SEN) mediation. Mia also works as a consultant mediator for ‘Children 1st Mediation’, and for ‘Prime Resolution’ in the West Midlands.
Experience | Mia qualified as a counsellor/psychotherapist in 2006. Mia worked in private practice, primarily with family and relationship therapies, as well as undertaking a highly specialised service, dedicated to the area of domestic violence, with the police and associated stakeholders.
Get to know Mia | When she’s not working, Mia likes cheese and wine, comedy, rock music and is always last to leave the dance floor!
In brief | As Kee Mediation’s Lead Administrator, Amanda is your first point of contact; she arranges appointments and assists you with documentation and paperwork. She works closely with each mediator to ensure that you experience a personalised, streamlined mediation process.
Experience | Amanda loves being helpful and her aim is that you have an excellent customer experience throughout your journey with Kee Mediation! She has over 20 years in the field of administration and customer service, she’s extremely organised and she has a list for everything.
Get to know Amanda | Amanda is a massive lover of chocolate, and in her spare time enjoys walking to burn off all the calories from the chocolate she eats.
In brief | Janet is a lawyer mediator with a wealth of experience in various types of mediation. Janet runs AIM Mediation Ltd in Leicestershire and acts as a consultant mediator for Kee Mediation.
Experience | Janet worked as a solicitor for many years with the majority of her work in the family law, specialising in domestic abuse, childcare and vulnerable adults.
Janet primarily works in the fields of family and SEN mediations, as well as providing supervision and training. She is able to offer ‘Child Inclusive’ mediation. Janet also provides specialist mediation in the area of international parental abduction for Reunite.
Get to know Janet | When she’s not working, Janet loves knitting, crocheting, upcycling and yoga.
In brief | John is a lawyer mediator who continues to work as a solicitor and legal advisor with a particular expertise in education, mental health matters and statutory obligations.
Experience | John is an experienced mediator, working primarily in family and SEN mediation. His unique career means that he can offer mediation in a range of specialist areas, including where there is dispute between individuals, third parties and statutory agencies.
Get to know John | When he isn’t working, John enjoys good food, relaxing with friends and a whole lot of music!
In brief | Mia and Danielle have developed a bespoke pre-mediation package, offering coaching sessions in preparation for mediation. These sessions provide you with the necessary skills to negotiate more effectively, and are shown to improve the outcome of mediation. Danielle also offers ongoing counselling to Kee Mediation clients before, during and after mediation.
Experience | Danielle is a lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Derby University and an experienced professional counsellor, clinical supervisor and life coach, who has worked with a wide variety of clients and issues. Whilst Danielle has worked in different settings including the charitable sector, she now runs a successful private practice working with both individuals and couples.
Get to know Danielle | When she’s not working, Danielle enjoys spending time with friends and family, weekends away, quality coffee; and reading as much as possible.
All costs are fixed and inclusive of VAT. Prices in brackets reflect an increase in costs, effective October 1st.
You may be eligible FREE mediation if you are assessed as being eligible for legal aid[†]. Legal costs for court proceedings typically cost a minimum of £3,000 each. Even if you are not eligible for legal aid, mediation is a much cheaper option than going to court. We understand that you want to know what you will be paying for mediation, so we offer fixed fees that are inclusive of VAT, with no hidden additional costs for session notes, letters and court forms. Some mediation services charge extra for this. All our MIAM fees are also inclusive of court forms, where applicable.
We offer fixed fees that are inclusive of VAT with no hidden additional costs for session notes, letters and court forms. Some mediation services charge extra for this. Anyone wishing to start court proceedings, must now have a certificate from a mediator to confirm that they have attended a MIAM. All MIAM fees include court forms C100/FM1/A/A1/B where applicable.
If you do not qualify for legal aid, but are on a low income, we offer a reduced rate. Please ask us about this!
Mediation sessions are usually 1.5 hrs long and the number of session required is dependent on your individual circumstances. As a guide, resolving childcare arrangements typically takes 1-3 sessions. For resolving child and finance issues, the average number of sessions is 2-4
We offer bespoke optional pre-mediation coaching sessions to help you to prepare for mediation. Contact us to find out more.
[†] Legal aid offered in conjunction with Children 1st Mediation, Unit 3, 21 Phoenix St, Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 3DN.
Whenever possible, we aim to see you within 7 days for an initial meeting (MIAM). We offer mediation in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire at times and locations to suit you. Our locations include: Nottingham centre, Derby, Castle Donington, West Bridgford, Beeston, Long Eaton, Hucknall, Belper and Nuthall. For your convenience we also offer online MIAMs and mediation, and we can offer mediation at other locations upon request.
The Hub, 1 Union St, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 1HH
DD Enterprise Centre 20 Royal Scot Rd Pride Park Derby DE24 8AJ
Nuthall Temple Centre, 44 Nottingham Rd, Nuthall, Nottingham NG16 1DP
Castle Donington Community Hub, 101 Bondgate, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2NR
Talkback Studio 132 Queens Rd E, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2FD
The Bay Centre 21 Trent Boulevard Lady Bay West Bridgford NG2 5BB
The Magnolia Centre 354 Mansfield Road Nottingham NG5 2EF
The John Godber Centre, Ogle St, Hucknall, Nottingham NG15 7FQ
Belper Community College, 16 Chapel St, Belper DE56 1AR