As an alternative to court-based process, our Family Law Team offers clients a number of ways to resolve all issues – including those relating to finances and children. Mediation is one of those services.
"From the beginning I just feel like everything has been really well managed. The firm has a really great atmosphere and is really professional, comfortable and welcoming."
Chambers UK, 2016
"They are an increasingly substantial presence in divorce work and are supported by a great team."
Chambers UK, 2016
Charmaine Hast has a ‘wealth of experience that she delivers to clients in spades’. Hast advised on a prenuptial contract worth £2.5bn.
Legal 500, 2015
Charmaine Hast heads the team at Wedlake Bell LLP, which also includes collaborative specialist Conrad Adam, shari’ah law guru Trisha Siddique and children law practitioner Gemma Vines.
Legal 500, 2014
We offer a skilled mediation service to couples that wish to try to resolve matters between themselves with the assistance of one of our experienced family lawyers, who acts in mediation as an experienced neutral facilitator.
We also advise parties who are in mediation with other lawyers, either during that process or at the conclusion of mediation to advise and assist in turning any agreements reached into binding Court Orders.
The mediation process itself is a series of face-to-face meetings where all issues can be discussed in a neutral, non-confrontational, and constructive environment.
As a result of changes to Court rules in April 2011 the potential use of mediation is expected to be considered in most situations before making a Financial or Children Application to the Court. It can often be an extremely effective and successful way of resolving issues without having to go to court.
Just as with all other methods of alternative dispute resolution we provide our clients with a highly skilled, totally committed and first class service. This ensures that individual concerns are addressed, that issues are resolved and that interests are promoted.