Welcome to Samuel Mediation Services
Family Solicitor and Mediator
I have extensive experience in the areas of separation relating to Divorce, Financial settlement and Children matters.
I am a member of Resolution, accredited member of Resolution in Private Children Law and Domestic Abuse.
Family Law & Mediation
My mission is to resolve disputes in a non-confrontational way to meet client’s expectations. I promote a collaborative approach when working between parents following separation in order to reduce conflict.
What are the benefits of Mediation?
Mediation is cheaper than going to court and negotiating via solicitors which can cost tens of thousands of pounds.
The process of Mediation is much quicker than going to court and allows parties to control and decide on the arrangements themselves without court intervention.
Mediation reduces conflict and is less stressful than going to court, allowing both parties to communicate effectively to reach a resolution.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the process take?
It could take between 3-6 months, but this depends on the number of sessions (and their frequency) as well as the number of matters to resolve. Once we have met and the process has started I will be able to provide you with an accurate estimation.
I am not sure if Mediation is suitable, can I meet you first?
Before you have a joint meeting with the other party, each party will meet with the Mediator to discuss their position and the mediator will assess whether Mediation is indeed suitable for them.
How much will it cost?
The initial / Mediation Information Assessment Meeting is £125 per party for Kent only. The fee for joint meetings is usually shared or paid entirely by one party.
£250 for single matter per hour for Kent only. £300 for combined matter per hour on an hourly basis for Kent only.
Preparation of documents at the end of mediation will be discussed during your appointment.
Please note that my services do not attract VAT and the prices quoted above are for Kent only. Please contact me if you live in London as prices will vary.
How many sessions do I need?
It is estimated that the parties will need 4-5 sessions to reach a resolution, although this depends on the number of matters to resolve and the individual circumstances.
I am worried about my safety, how will the Mediation be managed?
There is an option to use a shuttle mediation service, if suitable. This is where each party are in separate rooms and the mediatior will facilitate discussions in a managed way. A managed plan with the consent of the parties will be put in place.
Ask a question or book an appointment below.
0203 393 6613
077 5220 2334
7 Bell Yard, The Strand,
London, WC2A 2JR.
Appointments can be made in Folkestone, Dartford, Northfleet, West Malling, Maidstone, Chatham, Canterbury, Dover & Ashford.