Family Mediation Referral from a Solicitor

We'll accept referrals from other legal professionals

Mediation for Solicitors

Dootsons welcomes referrals from other legal professionals across from all areas looking for family mediation services and mediation information assessment meeting for their clients. This can be done virtually via Microsoft Teams or via direct meetings at any of our Offices at Leigh, Culcheth or Newton or any other appropriate agreed venue.

Reasons to refer to Dootsons family mediation services:

  • Our mediator is highly experienced and is FMCA accredited and Resolution trained;
  • We can offer contributions of up to £500 per family per mediation under the new Government voucher scheme to allow more families to access mediation services
  • Our mediator is also a highly experienced practicing family law solicitor, with current knowledge and understanding or family law, procedure and legal developments;
  • Our mediator is a Resolution member and Family Law Advanced Panel specialist;
  • We can see you in a choice of any of our offices at Leigh, Culcheth or Newton; or travel to an appropriate venue;
  • We have a strong belief in ADR processes and have helped pilot ADR locally and across Manchester and Merseyside areas.
  • Our family law services boast highly experienced and city-trained solicitors and mediators; and
  • We offer fixed fee packages for your privately funded clients to help manage cost.

How to make a mediation referral

All we need are a few details on via referral form, which can be provided in the following ways:

Once we have received your referral request we will contact you to confirm receipt and confirm that your mediator has been allocated the case and ensure you have their direct contact details.
We will then contact your client to notify them of the process and arrange an intake or MIAM meeting

Depending on the stage of progress of the mediation and fees arrangement with client, we will provide to you immediately on conclusion:

  • FM1
  • Financial Statements
  • Memorandum of Understanding

Payment arrangements

We can take payment direct from yourselves to enable seamless progress or take payment direct from the clients, depending on your preference.

Useful information for your client

To help ensure your clients know what to expect from the mediation process, we have prepared a handy guide which you can print off and give to them. Download a copy of our guide to family mediation here.

We also have some additional information for you, the solicitor, explaining how the referral and feedback process will work, as well as what’s included in the service from Dootsons.

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Get to know

the team

Meet the team

Angie Brown - Head of Family Law & FMCA Family Law Mediator

Angie is the Head of Dootsons Family Team and a highly experienced family law solicitor, court advocate and also a family law mediator. She gained an LLB (Hons) Law Degree and has over 20 years of experience practising family law, she is a member of Resolution, and also earned the Law Society Panel and Advanced Panel status.

In May 2010 Angie received recognised status as an interpersonal mediator and in 2012 became accredited to Practice All Issues of Family Law Mediation, giving her FMCA status and enabling her to offer specialist family law mediation and MIAMS that provide an alternative approach to resolving any family issues or disputes.