We help people solve problems & resolve disputes without the courts.

I want help with a problem.

With Divorce, Dissolution, Children, Property & Finance, Elder, Civil and Legal matters.

I want help with a dispute.

In person at our consulting rooms, or from where you live over Skype video.

I want help with a problem.

Call +44 (0)1473 487427 for a free confidential chat.

I want help with a dispute.

We help people solve problems and resolve disputes without the need for courts.

I want help with a problem.

With Divorce, Dissolution, Children, Money, Property, Pensions, Elder, Civil and Legal Matters.

I want help with a dispute.

In person at our consulting rooms in Ipswich, or from your home over Skype video.

I want help with a problem.

Call  us on +44 (0)1473 487427 for a free confidential chat.

I want help with a dispute.

Why choose us?

We have unparalleled depths of expertise, skill and experience in solving problems and resolving disputes in ways which lead to better, longer lasting, outcomes, avoiding the hostility, time and expense of the alternative processes. Find out more here.

Who we are

What sets us apart are our backgrounds in law, financial planning, education and other professions. Our  mediators have the expertise needed to resolve your dispute, no matter how impossible you think it might be  Find out more here.

What we do

As mediation specialists, we understand dispute resolution. We can help you with separation, divorce, finances, children, parenting, older & elder family, civil & commercial,,  workplace and community matters.  Find out more here.

Getting started

If you have a problem to solve or a dispute to settle, whatever stage you’re at  – you may even be in court already – call 01473 487427, Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-1, for a free confidential chat. We will  tell you how we can help. Or you can message us here.

Mediation is less expensive, quicker and leads to better outcomes than the non-mediated alternatives.


Average cost of mediated outcomes compared to non-mediated outcomes.


Average time to conclude mediated outcomes compared to non-mediated outcomes.


Percentage of mediation cases that go on to reach successful outcomes

Average Cost of Divorce & Financial Settlement through London Based Solicitors.

Average Cost of Divorce & Financial Settlement Through non-London Based Solicitors.

Typical Cost of Dvorce & Financial Settlement Through Start Family Mediation


… the mediation session last year was something of a watershed moment for me. It opened my eyes and my mind to what was in front of me. It also gave me the impetus to positively change several areas of my life and my mindset, in order to address issues that had hindered me up to that point.

Darren, UAE, April 2015.

Parenting Mediation

The process was conducted professionally and with sensitivity. It enabled resolution to be arrived at quickly and with the minimum of emotional difficulty. I would highly recommend Stephen and his team to anyone seeking mediation as a means to resolve potential conflict and disputes.

BD, Norfolk, Sept 2015.

Divorce Mediation

… It felt a very supportive atmosphere, particularly the first joint meeting, which could hsve been a very volatile meeting, Stephen had a very calming manner, rather like pouring oil over a potentially flammable situation! A supportive and constructive environment enhanced by a calm manner and professionalism.

JR, Suffolk, June 2016.

Divorce Mediation

(Stephen and Elisabet) provided an effective and supportive environment in which potential sources of conflict were methodically and patiently worked through … the mediators were not only patient listeners but skilled in guiding potentially stalled discussion into areas where constructive progress could be made.

MB, Suffolk, July 2016.

All Issues Mediation

“When people separate we want them to do it in the least damaging way for everyone involved, especially children. That is why we want them to use the excellent mediation services available to agree a way forward, rather than have one forced upon them.”

Simon Hughes, Family Justice Minister 2014

In The Media

We were interviewed for a piece on Family Mediation Week in the East Anglian Daily Times.

“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.”

Abraham Lincoln, US President 1809 - 1865

Our Blog

Why Should We Turn To Mediation?

Why should we turn to mediation first when we need help to resolve differences, problems and disagreements? Mediation offers  much more than you may think Sometimes when I speak to a prospective client they'll explain the reason for their call finishing with something...

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Who pays for family mediation?

The participants share the cost of mediation equally Who pays for family mediation depends on the circumstances. Most of our mediation clients pay for mediation in equal shares. Benefits and drawbacks One benefit of sharing the cost is that both participants buy into...

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