An amalgamation of best family law practice and civil mediation principles, hybrid mediation is often used in complex divorce and family cases which involve significant financial resources, as well as high-conflict cases. In traditional family mediation, lawyers tend not to attend meetings but advise alongside the process between meetings, However, in the hybrid mediation process, lawyers often attend the sessions.
Hybrid mediation offers clients a genuine alternative in complex and more high conflict cases which might otherwise end up in court to lengthy, adversarial court proceedings, Edward Cooke is qualifed as a Hybrid mediator and so we offer this service.
Where one person does not feel able to sit in the same room with another person in mediation (due to domestic abuse or for another reason), it is possible for the mediator to conduct shuttle mediation. This involves the mediator conducting the mediation with the parties across two rooms, shuttling between the two rooms. Shuttle mediation is available both in the traditional family mediation model but also in the hybrid mediation process.
Whilst this process can take longer than a conventional mediation meeting, where a couple sits in the same room together, shuttle mediation can be highly effectve where, even if one person cannot sit in the same room as the other person, the couple still wishes to resolve matters through mediation.
For more information or to book an initial Mediation appointment, please contact Edward Cooke Family Mediation on 01243 769001.