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Mediation Services

Our mediation services are all about families evolving beyond whatever difficulties have brought them to us at the outset. For those reasons, providing quality service and value for money are important to us.

In mediation, we offer:

Fixed Fee MIAM £50 +VAT
Voucher Scheme Funding £500 towards your Mediation sessions

Having been successfully accepted for the Government MOJ Mediation Voucher Scheme, this means that for those who are eligible, we can apply on their behalf for up to £500 towards the costs of the mediation sessions for them.

What is the Voucher Scheme

The Ministry of Justice has developed a mediation voucher scheme, whereby a contribution of up to £500 per case/family to the mediation costs of a child arrangements case will be offered, encouraging people to seek to resolve their disputes outside of court where appropriate to do so.

The purpose of the scheme is to promote the benefits of mediation and divert matters where appropriate away from the family courts. The scheme will offer mediation participants a financial contribution of up to £500 per family towards the total costs of their mediation. This payment will be made directly to mediation providers by the FMC which is administering the scheme on behalf of the MoJ.


Eligibility for the mediation voucher scheme is not based on an individual’s income. However, mediation vouchers will be restricted to cases where there is a private law dispute/application regarding a child, for example for a child arrangements order (CAO) or specific issues order, whether or not there is an associated Financial Remedy (FR) dispute/ application. £500 is available per case, not per individual, and a family can only claim one voucher during the life cycle of this scheme.

To apply for a voucher, clients are required to complete a form of Consent to application and will also be asked to complete a short equality monitoring form – completion of this is optional.

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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.