MIAM – Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting – or call us to discuss in person on 0773 098 2140 or 07802 888418.
Before an application can be made to court, you will be required to attend a Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM). The aim of the meeting is to explore whether mediation could be used to resolve your issues, rather than going to court which is much more expensive than mediation. The Court will need to know that mediation has been considered before they are able to proceed with your application. We assess its suitability for mediation (we do not do LEGAL AID so please go elsewhere if you think you are entitled) and you assess whether you wish to mediate with us. There is an exchange of information between us to facilitate this.
If you would like to consider mediation as an option or have been referred from elsewhere, please make contact with us for a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM).
This is a preliminary meeting with a qualified mediator to discuss:-
· How mediation works
· What your options are
· The likely costs
· Any questions you may have about the mediation process.
· Whether or not mediation is suitable to your dispute and if not, to what other help you may be able to find elsewhere.
The meeting will usually last around 45 minutes to one hour and we charge £100.
You can decide whether you would prefer to attend this meeting by yourself, or whether you would prefer to come in together with the family member with whom you are in dispute.
If it is considered that mediation is not a suitable way of proceeding for your case then we will supply you with the necessary paperwork confirming that you have attended a MIAM, you will then be allowed to issues proceedings by the court.