Lawyer Supported Mediation
Steel & Shamash is Lambeth’s official provider of Lawyer Supported Mediation - a new approach to resolving issues arising from divorce or separation. In our opinion, it is the ideal choice for separating partners who, although in disagreement, want to avoid the strain and expense of more costly court proceedings.
You will still retain us as your lawyer and the approach can be used to resolve financial issues and/or arrangements for the children. We will prepare all necessary documentation for you.
Choosing Lawyer Supported Mediation however means we can offer you a fixed fee for all the legal support and advice that you will need to reach agreement. When setting your fixed fee we will take into account your specific requirements and financial circumstances. And we’ll confirm your fixed fee before you’re asked to pay a penny.
We believe Lawyer Supported Mediation combines the best of both worlds: one of our team of expert family lawyers for the advice you need, plus a fully trained family mediator to help you reach an agreement that we - as lawyers - consider fair in accordance with what you are entitled to by law.
Moreover, publicly available statistics tell us that of all clients that attempt family mediation, over two-thirds go on to reach agreement.*
To find out more about Lawyer-Supported Mediation, please contact our family department on 020 7803 3999.
*Between April 2011 and March 2012, 67% of separating and former partners reached agreement at mediation. (Source: Ministry of Justice)