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Our Focus


We are solicitors and mediators. We practise only as mediators because we know from experience that mediation leads to better outcomes, and is less expensive and quicker than the alternatives.

By specialising in mediation – the world’s leading conflict resolution process.  we provide expertise over a wide range of practice areas to help others solve their problems and resolve their disputes.

Separation & Divorce

  • The law
  • Separation & divorce guidance
  • Options
  • Separation agreements
  • High conflict

Money & Property

  • Property sharing
  • Maintenance
  • Pension splitting
  • Financial negotiation
  • Lawyer assisted settlements

Same sex divorce & civil partnership dissolution

  • Marriage & civil partnership
  • Co-parenting apart
  • The law
  • Options
  • Financial settlements

Elder & Adult

  • Inheritance, trust & estates
  • Family decision making
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Finances & bill paying
  • End of life decision making

Parenting & Child Support

  • Parenting plans
  • Living arrangements
  • Parental responsibility
  • Voice of the child
  • Moving away or abroad

Business & Civil

  • Contract
  • Neighbour
  • Community & planning
  • Landlord & tenant
  • Partnership & workplace

Some Numbers


If the courts’ outcomes are unpredictable, why would you go there? If the courts’ outcomes are predictable, why would you need them?

Typical Cost Per Person of Mediated Settlement Through Start Mediation

Typical Cost Per Person of Divorce & Financial Court Settlement Through non-London Based Solicitors.

Typical Cost Per Person of Divorce & Financial Court Settlement Through London Based Solicitors.

  • The average duration of a non-mediated case is 435 days (Ministry of Justice 21 May 2014)
  • The average duration of a mediated case is 110 days (Ministry of Justice 21 May 2014).

Our Credentials


Find Us & Contact Us

Start Mediation Ltd
The Hub
Hubbard Way
2 Civic Drive
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1 2QA

01473 487427

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri
9.00 - 17.30
Sat
10.00 - 13.30
Sun
Closed

Important Stuff

Registered as a company in England & Wales
Company Number 10322756

Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865

“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors 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.”