About Us

 

About us

Our mediators are all respected for their sound experience and specialist knowledge in their relevant areas of law.

 

  • Mediation is a non-adversarial approach to conflict resolution.
  • Our mediators are independent and impartial.
  • Mediation brings parties together to negotiate and achieve an agreement.
  • Unlike arbitration, where the facilitator listens to the arguments of both sides and makes a decision, the role of the mediator is to help facilitate communication.
  • The mediator assist both parties to focus on the issues and attempt to generate solutions which satisfy the parties needs in an effort to resolve the conflict.

Mediation is a flexible process conducted confidentially in which an impartial mediator actively assists parties in working towards a negotiated agreement and resolve their dispute or difference, with the parties in ultimate control of the decision to settle and the terms of resolution.

Courts actively encourage parties to consider mediation prior to divorce.
Parties can mediate at any stage before or during divorce proceedings.

Any agreement made through family mediation, becomes legally binding once the court has considered and approved the application and granted an Order.

 

Pam Hatfield Associates Ltd offers the parties access to our Case Management service which includes:

  • Arranging a venue for the mediation.
  • Co-ordinating the mediation logistics.
  • Preparation of a Mediation Agreement.
  • Our mediators are independent and impartial.
  • Mediation brings parties together to negotiate and achieve an agreement.
  • Referral to a counselling service for individuals and couples struggling with issues affecting their health and well being.
  • Coupleworks is a network of experienced, therapists offering couple counselling and psychosexual therapy.
Our family mediations are conducted in accordance with the Family Mediation Council (FMC) Code of Practice.
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