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New Film Helps Put Children First

We love this video created by Resolution to help separating parents think of the needs, thoughts and behaviour of their children. A must watch for any parents who are splitting up.  

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Claire Appointed to Family Justice Council

A family law specialist, mediator and founder of Portsmouth firm, Mediation Now, has been appointed to the Family Justice Council. With a career in family law of over 25 years, membership to the Law Society’s Family Panel, accreditation in cohabitation and children law, and qualifications in mediation, collaborative law and arbitration, it has been announced […]

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Joining the Call for No Fault Divorce

We’ve written to MPs where we live and work about No Fault Divorce… Dear Mr Alan Mak MP I work in your constituency and am a family lawyer and mediator who is a member of Resolution, the association of family law professionals. I am writing to encourage you to attend a Parliamentary Briefing organised by Resolution on the […]

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Mediation Now’s Top Ten Tips for Christmas

Specialists at local firm, Mediation Now, have come up with a survival guide for all families to enjoy the festive season. Plan – Sort out contact arrangements well in advance. Children should be clear when they are seeing their parents. If you can’t agree, seek professional advice. Budget – Christmas can be a financial pressure that is […]

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Tips for Families at Christmas on Express FM

This month, founder of Mediation Now, Claire Webb was asked to give the listeners of Portsmouth’s leading local radio station, Express FM, advice on how couples and families should plan for, cope with and manage the Christmas period. Listen to extracts and soundbites on various topics from her interview by clicking any of the headings […]

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Neil takes on the London Marathon

Mediation Now is delighted to be supporting its coach and mentor, Neil Hawkins as he takes on the challenge of running the London Marathon on 24th April. Neil is running to support The Rainbow Centre,(www.rainbowcentre.org) a local organisation that supports children with Cerebral Palsy and relies solely on funding from public donations. ‘The Rainbow Centre […]

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Mediation Now Shortlisted for Business of the Year

Mediation Now was delighted to be part of the biggest annual celebration of business in Portsmouth, ‘The News Business Excellence Awards’. Having been shortlisted in the event’s most popular category ‘Small Business of the Year’, Directors Claire Webb and Rebecca Hawkins attended the event held at the Portsmouth Guildhall along with hundreds of eminent figures […]

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Mediation Now secures DWP funding

A small, local and relatively young mediation firm is celebrating after winning government funding to run courses for separated families.  The money is being given to only ten firms nationally as part of a radical overhaul of the Child Maintenance system that was announced in 2012. Mediation Now will use the money to develop their […]

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Mediation Now Offices in East Street Havant

Mediation Now, the family mediation service, is now up and running in new premises in East Street, their biggest move yet. Plans to develop operations were brought forward by the recent changes in legal aid, which has led to an uptake in mediation.   In 2010 the government announced plans to reduce their family legal aid […]

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Divorce Day – What’s your New Year Resolution?

The decorations are back in the loft and the turkey is a distant memory.  January 1st is the day for new beginnings; resolutions that may change your life forever.  Along with losing weight, eating or drinking less, ending a relationship can be high on the list after a stressful festive period. In an article published […]

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