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Mediation is a voluntary process in which both parties try to reach agreement on the issues between them. This aims to resolve disputes and avoid potentially costly litigation.

What is Mediation?

Mediation is when an independent party, known as a mediator, helps both sides to reach an agreement.

Both parties must be willing to attend sessions together.

If an agreement is reached then a solicitor will prepare a formal agreement.

Benefits of mediation

Mediation allows the couple to control the decision-making process. This in turn, enables better lines of communication to be established following separation.

This method costs considerably less, as it does not involve a court case.

It can also help to avoid blame, as parties are more likely to work together during the process.

How the Blackadders team can help

The Blackadders team are on hand to help you through your mediation. Our mediation team is led by Craig Samson.

Craig Samson has received training from Comprehensive Accredited Lawyer Mediators (CALM). All CALM mediators are qualified solicitors specially trained to deal with both financial and child-related issues. Craig is also accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Family Mediator.

Mediation Team Members

Our lawyers in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth work together across various disciplines to ensure that our clients' requirements are met.