Welcome to Horizon Mediation
We are a team of highly experienced former lawyers. Together, we have advised and represented thousands of husbands, wives, mothers and fathers at Court. We now specialise exclusively in mediation with combined experience of over 40 years. We cover Beds, Bucks, Herts, London and Oxfordshire
All our mediators are Family Mediation Council Accredited – the Gold Standard of mediation. We care about your issues and concerns. We will guide you to the light at the end of the tunnel. We work closely with your solicitor so you feel fully supported. You are at the heart of our desire to offer excellent mediation services across a wide geographic area
You know what’s best for your family
You decide your future. You move forward with your life. Mediation assessment meetings (MIAM) and mediations available online and at our offices
Sara qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and has specialised exclusively in Family Mediation since 2013. Sara has obtained Family Mediation Council Accreditation – the gold standard for mediators. She is also qualified to see children in mediation
As a family mediator Emma recognises that many people want to maintain control of the separation process and avoid the emotional and financial cost of going to court. Emma helps clients to agree parenting plans, and to sort out issues about housing and finances on separation
With an open and non-adversarial approach, Jo aims to help clients find a way through the ending of their relationship working through issues of child arrangements and finances
Nicola is an experienced FMC accredited family mediator working with clients to help them make lasting agreements that avoid the expense and stress which court action can sometimes involve
Elaine is a Family Mediation Council (FMC) Accredited Mediator. This enables her to provide the necessary court paperwork following a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) if mediation does not proceed. She is also a member of the College of Mediators
Can we mediate during lockdown?
Absolutely. You’re completely free to choose the remote meeting option that works best for you including Zoom, Skype and Google Hangouts
My children need stability
Child Inclusive Mediation gives your kids a safe way to express their feelings and concerns without putting them under pressure. Knowing what your kids think about how things could be easier or better for them will help you as parents to make important decisions that will create a stable future
My ex won’t stick to agreements
If your situation changes and the arrangements aren’t working, you can go back to the mediator to change the original agreement. If you’ve made an agreement legally binding and somebody doesn’t follow it, you should consider whether it can be sorted out with the help of a mediator. If not, it can be enforced through the courts
I can’t be in a room with my ex
If, for any reason, you do not want to be in the same room with your ex-partner, we can provide a safe, separate space where you can mediate without having any contact. This is often called “shuttle mediation” and your mediator will act as a go-between for you. Please note that due to COVID19 restrictions, all our mediation meetings are currently being conducted online
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