Family Mediation

Family Mediation is a voluntary process in which an impartial third person (a trained mediator) assists couples to reach their own agreements about some or all of the issues relating to separation, divorce, children or finances. All couples must go through mediation before they can issue court proceedings.

Anna Taylor, Head of the Family Team, qualified as a mediator in 2011 and is Accredited. Anna is also a member of the College of Mediators.

Mediation tends to be cheaper than court proceedings and allows the couple to control their separation process. Anna will try to facilitate cooperation and communication, which is especially important if there are children involved to maintain a healthier environment.

To firstly determine whether mediation is appropriate, Anna will see each partner separately for an initial appointment called a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM).

We do not offer legal aid for mediation.

If you are interested in our mediation services, please contact Anna Taylor on 0121 693 2222 or

To book a MIAM and/or proceed with mediation generally, please complete and return the below form to Anna via email or post.

Mediation Referral Form (Microsoft Word)

Mediation Referral Form (PDF)

We are committed to providing high quality mediation and client care. However, if a problem should arise, please raise this with the mediator within 3 months of the date of the last mediation session. Should the mediator and the complainant both wish to mediate the complaint this will be facilitated. If the complainant is not satisfied with the response to the complaint, the complainant may ask the Family Mediation Standards Board (FMSB) to consider the matter further. Details of how to contact the FMSB can be obtained directly from Tyndallwoods Mediation Service.

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