Family mediation services


Research shows that family mediation services can be a very effective way for families to resolve conflicts. It is proven to be faster, less costly and – crucially – less adversarial than divorcing through the courts. It can help a couple take control of their family’s future, making constructive decisions together rather than asking someone else to decide what should happen to their children or finances.

Blake Morgan’s family mediation service is run by two specialist solicitors who have 50 years of family law experience between them. Our solicitor in Oxford, Christine Plews, is accredited with the Family Mediation Council and holds a postgraduate certificate (OXON) in counselling, meaning our mediation services are second to none.

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Main Areas Of Practice

Our expert family mediation service can be issue-specific or cover a range of issues including property and children. Blake Morgan has a broad range of expertise in mediation – from the highly complex with significant wealth and jurisdiction issues, to the more straightforward. Clients can contact our mediators directly themselves or their solicitor may recommend trying mediation to avoid Court.

Child Inclusive Mediation

Our family mediation service can offer child-inclusive mediation to try and make your children feel part of decision-making if you so wish. We work closely with the child and often involve an adolescent therapist who works as a family consultant. They can also join mediations to assist with communication skills.

Our Clients

We assist clients from all walks of life, who can self-refer or are referred by their solicitors. Their affairs may be complex or simple. Whatever your circumstances, our mediators can deal with the issues arising from relationship breakdown and be used to discuss children’s arrangements. Mediations take place in Oxford, Reading and London.

"Professional, impartial very experienced and entirely reputable."
- Mr X, local referring solicitor

"I was treated at all times with kindness and understanding."
- Mrs A


Acting for clients in a high-value asset mediation referred by top London law firms, having been consulted during the couple's contested financial remedy court proceedings to help them negotiate a settlement outside of court.

Working with a couple to navigate complex children matters, dealing with shared parenting and creating a parenting plan. Christine Plews was able to draw upon her counselling training and was assisted by a family consultant.

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