More about the Service

Who are the mediators?

Sue West was a solicitor and had been advising clients on issues relating to family law since qualifying in 1987.  Sue became disillusioned with the adversarial nature of our divorce process and wanted to find a better way of helping families.  Sue trained as a family mediator in 1997 and gradually ended up doing more and more mediation and less “legal” work.  She set up this mediation practice in 2004 and was the first completely independent mediation service in Leicestershire.  Sue is a member of the Family Mediators Association and Resolution.

The service has helped an increasing number of clients over the years and Sue is now bringing in the services of other trained mediators whose qualifications and reputations she has checked thoroughly.  Particularly when there are financial issues to be resolved, she will ensure the mediators have a legal background to give you all the legal information you need.

 Why choose this service?

Separation and divorce are very stressful and there can often be legal issues that arise that are difficult to understand.  Particularly, in relation to financial issues there can be pitfalls that you can miss and issues you may not be aware of.  Sue’s legal background will help guide you through the process ensuring you both reach decisions giving you the best outcome for you and your family.

Over the years, Sue has conducted thousands of assessment meetings and hundreds of mediations.

This service can provide legal aid in mediation and is also able to conduct MIAMs.  Not all providers of MIAMs are able to provide legal aid which may mean having to change your mediation service if one of you is entitled to legal aid.