Pinewood Chineham Business Park,
Crockford Lane, Chineham,
Basingstoke, RG24 8AL
Tel: 0203 519 1213
Family Mediation Basingstoke
What is Mediation and how is it Effective?
As of April 1st 2014 any disputes between private/commercial clients or individual clients has to go though the MIAMS process. Essentially both parties get together and discuss their problems with one another and attempt to come to a logical conclusion before it goes to court. Nevertheless, if it does get to court the judge must see that both sides have gone through due process otherwise the case cannot continue.
What We Do
At Barclay Devere, we professionally deal with commercial, private and individual clients who are involved in disputes. Our aim is to sit both parties down and allow them to freely express their opinion in an open and constructive environment. Moreover, we encourage both sides to come to an amicable agreement, whereby the dispute does not have to be solved in court.
We understand that legal fees can be costly and we are here as intermediaries to try and prevent a dispute from getting that far.
Find out more about the family mediation process
Since April 2014, the law has changed to enforce a requirement for couples to seek mediation before applying to the court. This means that if you are in dispute with your partner over a financial or custody matter in your separation you have to prove to the court that you have tried mediation as a first resort.
Couples are therefore now required to attend a MIAM – a mediation information and assessment meeting – to explore options. At this meeting, you discuss with a mediator the way that mediation works and how it can help you with your settlement. You will look together at your potential options and the cost of mediation. You may be entitled to benefit from Legal Aid and a free mediation service depending on your circumstances.
Why choose Barclay Devere?
1. We are dedicated, professional and highly qualified.
2. We have years of experience in resolving disputes.
3. Our service is caring and confidential.
4. We operate seven days a week in locations to suit you.