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December 2017

We are delighted to be in our new offices.

November 2017

Sue West Family Mediation will be moving to prestigious new offices before Christmas.

January 2016

Only FMCA mediators will be able to sign Court Forms confirming attendance at a MIAM.


October 2015

Family Mediation Council FMC starts registration process for Accredited Mediators.  Both Sue and Danka will be FMCA Mediators.


June 2014

Sue West Family Mediation has held a contract to provide Legal Aid in Mediation for 10 years


22 April 2014

From 22 April 2014, divorcing and separating couples in England and Wales who want to use the court process to resolve any disagreements about children, money or property must attend a Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM) before applying for a court order.


March 2014

Sue West Family Mediation celebrates its 10th anniversary.  Quickstart mediation is introduced.


National DR Week

28th November 2013

Sue West Family Mediation will be attending the Leicester County Court along with other members of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Family Mediators Forum and will be available to discuss with litigants and other professionals within the legal system how mediation may be of help.

25th November 10 am and 2 pm and 4pm to 6pm

We are running drop in sessions for coffee and cake to enable other professionals and members of the public to come along and find out more about family mediation and the ongoing availability of legal aid in mediation in an informal, relaxed setting.


September 2013

This service has signed up to support the National DR Week from 25th - 29th November.  Keep an eye out for further information on ways that Sue West Family Mediation can help promote family mediation in Leicestershire.


April 2013

With effect from 1st April 2013 Legal Aid is no longer available in most family cases through solicitors. 

Legal Aid is still available in ALL cases for family mediation and for clients who go on to participate in mediation they are then able to access free advice from a solicitor under a scheme called Help With Mediation, although this has to be from a firm that does have a contract with the LAA. 


April 2011

With effect from 6th April 2011 a new Pre-Application Protocol has been brought in before an Application can be made to a Court.  Apart from in exceptional cases, parties are expected to have considered mediation before issuing an application in respect of children or finances.  In most cases they will need to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM).