Expert family mediation services
Compassionately resolving sensitive family disputes
Research shows that family mediation services are often the best 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. 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.Arrange A Call With One Of Our Experts
Main Areas Of Practice
Our expert family mediation service can be issue specific or cover all 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 refer themselves or their solicitor may recommend trying mediation to avoid Court.
Child Inclusive Mediation
Our family mediation service includes child-inclusive mediation to try and make your children feel part of decision-making. We work closely with the child and often involve an adolescent therapist who works as a family consultant in cases involving children. She can also join mediations to assist with communication skills.
Clients come from all walks of life and can self-refer or are referred by their solicitors. Their affairs can be complex or simple and deal with the issues arising from relationship breakdown and 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.
Awards and Accolades
Flora Grossman is a Mediator.
Simon Burge and Jennifer Williamson are trained collaborative practitioners.
Simon Burge, Jennifer Williamson, James Davies and Catherine Morgan
Christine Plews is an Accredited Mediator.
Christine Plews holds a postgraduate certificate (OXON) in counselling.
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