We are mediators and non-practising solicitors.
Lawyers tend to specialise in particular areas of law. As solicitors who retrained, we now specialise in mediation. This enables us to help people and organisations with a wide range problems or disputes.
Civil & Community
We practise only as mediators because mediation tends to lead to better outcomes, is less expensive and is quicker than the alternatives.
Contrary to popular belief, most problems or disputes do not involve a legal conflcit. The problems are typically brought about by a breakdown in communication. This fuels emotional and polarised opinions, which in trun typically leads to deadlock.
Mediation creates an environment where communication – not letter writing and threats – takes priority. Mediators help the conversations along, ensuring differing points of view can be safely aired and ensuring that the discussions are respectful. This creates better understanding and greater opportunities for mutually acceptable agreements.
Don’t just take our word for it
Typical Cost Per Person of Divorce & Financial Settlement in UK Using Start Mediation
Average Cost Per Person of Divorce & Financial Settlement in UK Using Lawyers (Aviva plc 2014)
Average Cost Per Couple of Divorce & Financial Settlement in UK Using Lawyers (Aviva plc 2014)
- Average duration of a non-mediated case is 435 days (Ministry of Justice, 21 May 2014). 100%
- Average duration of a mediated case is 110 days (Ministry of Justice, 21 May 2014). 23%
- Average cost of mediated outcomes compared to those using other methods (Ministry of Justice, 21 May 2014). 6%
Now you know that …
“If the courts’ outcomes are unpredictable, why would you go there? If the courts’ outcomes are predictable, why would you need them?”
Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed
Registered Office Address
Start Mediation Ltd,
2 Civic Drive,
Company Registration Number
Incorporated in England and Wales as a private company under Company Number 10322756
“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbours to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser… in fees, expenses and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough."