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If you would like to make an appointment or if you have to consider mediation and attend a Mediation Information and Assessment meeting (MIAM)  before you can make an application to the Court, download the Client Self Referral form from our Downloads section, complete it and the quickest way of getting it to us is:

E-mail it to

You could also post it to: Sue West Family Mediation, PO Box 10884, Leicester, LE8 9WQ.   

Or ring us on 0116 259 3855.

We will then arrange an assessment meeting for you to find out more information.  In attending this meeting you are not committing yourself to mediation but we will help you identify all your options. 

Although mediation meetings themselves are usually joint meetings, you attend the MIAM separately.  This is important so you can talk openly to make sure you do not feel under any pressure to take part and to check that mediation is suitable in all the circumstances. The meeting could be with Sue or with one of her consultant mediators.  We will explain to you some more about how mediation works and check out with you whether mediation is appropriate.   There is a charge of £145.00 for the initial assessment meeting if you attend on your own and this initial meeting will take no more than an hour. 

If after the MIAM you both wish to take part in mediation, we can then arrange a date for a mediation meeting which would normally last 90 minutes.  A mediation meeting costs £200.00 for each of you and this charge includes the cost of writing to you after the meeting with a full report on the issues discussed.  If mediation does not take place, you will be issued with the form signed by the mediator which is needed for Court proceedings.

If you need more information please e-mail us on or ring 0116 259 3855. We cannot always answer the phone, particularly if in a meeting, so please leave a message. 


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