We’ve created reference material to help guide you through.


Language matters and the family law ‘system’ often uses technical jargon.  As a profession we’re trying to change this but it may take time.  In the meantime, this is a guide to what some of it means.

In this section you can also see the paper, written by the Family Solutions Group, about why language matters, and what we can all do to improve things.

Reading List & Web Links

This is our collection of of recommended books and online resources.


In here you will find general information about separation and what you might need to start thinking about.

Online Appointments – Do’s and Don’ts

Ways to Stay Calm Cool and Collected

Preliminary Information Form

BIFF – how to communicate better)


This section includes support when you separate with children.

Things to Think About for your Parenting Plan

Children in Mediation

 Children and Young Person’s Consent Form for mediation

Parental Consent Form for mediation

Our Family Wizard – how it works



Here we have guidance and tips for getting the best out of your mediation sessions.

What is A Miam?

Children in Mediation

Hybrid Mediation

Tips for a Constructive Mediation

List of Documents for a Financial Mediation

C100 – What Happens Next

Form A – What Happens Next

Property & Finance

In this section you’ll be able to find help with preparing documents and finalising a case.

Joint Tenants – What does it Mean?

Schedule of Outgoings

List of Documents Required

Form E

We Have An Agreement – What Next?


A Guide to the Treatment of Pensions on Divorce


Here we have set out how to apply, whether you use us or another arbitrator.

An Introductory Guide


Appointing us as your Arbitrator

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Our team comprises solicitors, mediators, arbitrators and more; we are recognised and accredited specialists in family law and non-court resolution. We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA number 473624), and subject to various rules for the professional bodies that we belong to. Click on the links for more information.

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