Mediation - Family
Why we recommend mediation
Most arrangements are more effective if they are agreed upon rather than imposed (e.g. by court order).
Family relationships continue, particularly where there are children, long after separation/divorce arrangements have been made. If those relationships are to stand the test of time the more co-operation that exists between the adults, the greater the prospect of success.
You may no longer wish to remain married or live together but that doesn't mean to say you can't be helped to achieve agreement about the future which will work best for your children and you.
What sets us apart
We are the only Family Mediation Practice in the country who has as its founder and owner the first and only woman solicitor who has 'taken Silk.'
In 2006, June Venters was appointed Queen's Counsel in recognition of her experience and expertise as a lawyer including in the field of family law. There has been no similar appointment before or since and anyone considering using our mediation services can take comfort from the public professional recognition of the standard to which she and the team of mediators she leads aspires.
Unlike many Mediation Practices all of our qualified mediators are authorised to provide both privately funded and Government funded, legally aided mediations.
Unlike only privately funded mediation services not only have all our mediators passed the additional and rigorous external tests necessary to undertake Government Funded work but this Practice has also satisfied the Government agency, known as the Legal Services Commission that we have the quality and administrative procedures in place to satisfy the superior quality standards demanded by the Government, something not all mediation providers are able to offer.
As evidence of the Government approval our Practice receives, in January 2011, the Solicitor General and the Legal Aid Minister both visited our Advice and Mediation Surgery which we run from a GP's surgery in Warlingham, Surrey. This is a 'walk in' surgery where you are able to meet June Venters QC on a Monday evening between 6-8pm who is able to provide FREE legal advice and mediation information.
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Ministry of Justice Article quote:
"Lawyers from Surrey legal firm Venters have been holding weekly free advice sessions at the surgery in Warlingham since 2007. Headed by June Venters QC, they include specialists in family law and mediation."
Unlike many other Mediation Practices, we offer evening and weekend appointments
You can have complete trust and confidence in mediators employed by Venters Family Mediation Services
If you wish to use our services please download our Mediation Referral Form using the button on the right. Please complete this and fax or post back to use. Alternatively, if you want to learn more about our services and would like us to contact you please fill in our on-line contact form and we will call you at your convenience.