Mediation - Guiding You Through

At Consilia Mediation we can help you and your former partner make arrangements for your children. We also assist with issues as may arise with wider family members for example issues involving grandparents and/or other family members who are or have been carers of children.

The law relating to where children should live (formerly known as residence) and how often children should see the other parent (formerly known as contact) changed in April 2014. Private children matters are now dealt with under the new Child Arrangements Programme. A fundamental part of the programme is to explore whether mediation can assist you to make the important decisions in relation to you children whilst allowing you to retain control of those issues rather than handing them over to a Court.

The law states (under the Family Procedure Rules) that you MUST attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (“MIAMS”) before any Court proceedings can be issued in relation to arrangements for children, save in exceptional circumstances.

Through the process of family mediation we can help you to discuss the issues in order to form the basis of a parenting plan for your children and we can help you to improve/maintain a dialogue as parents so that you can parent together into the future.

One of the huge benefits of the mediation process is that we recognise that as parents you are best placed to make decisions regarding your child/children\’s care. Our role is to help you to make decisions for the benefit of your family going forward.

The process of family mediation can also help children’s views be heard and in appropriate cases a qualified child consultant can speak to your child and ascertain their wishes and feelings on the important matters which you are discussing. This is known as Child Inclusive Mediation and can only be undertaken by specially trained and accredited family mediators.

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What will it cost?

We offer a range of fixed fee packages on a pay as you go basis so that you can budget and costs are kept to a manageable level. We also offer reduced fees through our fee assistance scheme (based upon an income means test).

Trusted Names In Mediation

At Consilia Mediation we recognise that the process of the breakdown of a relationship, whether in your personal or work life, is stressful and can be a very traumatic time. Our accredited mediators are sensitive in approach and highly skilled at dealing with difficult and challenging situations.

Laura Clapton
Family Solicitor & Family Mediator

Laura is an accredited Family Mediator. Laura is known for providing the highest level of client care. Laura takes a constructive and non-confrontational approach to cases, whilst ensuring she is robust and focuses on achieving the best possible results for her clients.

Marie Walsh
Employment Solicitor & Workplace Mediator

Marie Walsh is a fully trained workplace mediator. As an employment law solicitor and mediator, Marie has a wealth of experience assisting parties inside and alongside the workplace mediation setting. Marie is able to act as the mediator in workplace disputes and assist in avoiding litigation.

Sarah Manning
Associate Solicitor & Family Mediator

Sarah is an Associate Solicitor & accredited mediator and is highly experienced having worked in family law for over 10 years. Sarah is a member of Resolution, an organisation setup for professionals who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters.

What our clients say about Consilia Legal on


  • review rating 5  Marie and her staff have been very helpful. Marie had assisted me previously with an employment law issues so I had no hesitation in engaging her again. She helped me through an unpleasant job related matter when I was at a low ebb and feeling unable to fight my own corner. As before Marie gave sound, straight forward advice and took over the handling of communication with my employer until the matter was resolved. When I had to take action myself Marie was always there to consult if I was worried about something. I would thoroughly recommend Consilia Legal to anyone.

    thumb Amanda Keers
    6/24/2019
  • review rating 5  Very professional and got the right result for me in a very timely abs efficient manner. Great service, good advice and an excellent result I couldn’t have got on my own

    thumb Jon Geldart
    5/23/2019
  • review rating 5  Marie, Andy, Victoria and Emma were exceptional in their help, advice and support – all done with a non-nonsense super friendly approach. Really took the stress out of a difficult corporate employment process. I felt safe and confident in their capable hands, recommending them highly.

    thumb Sophie Webb
    6/03/2019
  • review rating 5  Excellent service from Laura Clapton guiding me through a difficult divorce process. Super efficient, professional and carries out the work with understanding and compassion for your situation. Would highly recommend and have already recommended.

    thumb Jo Allan
    4/09/2019
  • review rating 5  Received a really good service from Marie and the team including Emma, who offered valuable support throughout. I contacted Consilia following a recommendation from a union representative. Was given great advise through her trusted associate who offered an accurate and professional assessment. Marie secured a really good outcome due to her knowledge, perseverance, conscientiousness and genuine desire to try and get the best outcome on my behalf. A lot of genuine empathy and respect expressed and a brilliant negotiator. Very well informed, experienced and brilliant communicator. True to her word re costs as discussion was upfront and honest. Very reasonable rate compared to other firms. Would recommend to others Thank you very much!

    thumb Elaben Mistry Jackson
    5/26/2019

Awards and Accreditations

Laura Clapton
Director, Family Solicitor & Mediator
0113 887 4672
0786 023 2975
laura@consilialegal.co.uk
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Marie Walsh
Director, Employment Solicitor & Mediator
0113 887 4670
07736 252 681
marie@consilialegal.co.uk
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Sarah Manning
Associate Family Solicitor & Mediator
0113 887 4671
s.manning@consilialegal.co.uk
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