About us

Helping you solve your disputes through mediation.

Welcome to Mediation First. We are here to help you resolve your disputes through mediation, available nationwide throughout the UK.

We believe that people deserve a better way to resolve their dispute than to battle it out in court. Our team are passionate about helping you find a mutually agreeable solution – without the additional stress,elay and cost of court.

Having opened over 32,000 cases, we have a huge amount of experience in a wide range of mediation areas and, with our help, countless people have been able to move forward through mediation. Whether it’s about family matters, child arrangements, divorce finances, commercial disputes, or workplace issues, our mission is to help you reach a mutually agreeable solution, so you can move on with your life.

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Our story

Mediation First was founded in 2003 by John Loram and Vicki Lewis, originally under the name of South West Mediation as it started in Devon and, in its early years, operated exclusively in the South West of the UK. However, having outgrown its regional boundaries, Mediation First was recently formed as a national mediation service, offering professional mediation across the UK - with access for clients wherever they are located via online sessions.

We are now proud to have a team of over 20 experienced mediators, each offering a set of unique skills and approaches in specialised areas of mediation. Our expert mediators are all accredited to the highest standards either through the Family Mediation Council or Civil Mediation Council and between them have the expertise to help with family, finance, property, children, civil and commercial, and workplace mediation .

We are proud to have helped thousands of people resolve their disputes and move forward with their lives over the last two decades. And as we continue to provide excellent mediation services, we only aim to help more.

Here’s what our clients say

We are proud to offer an excellent standard of meditation across the UK. But don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at what our clients say.

I do not think the service can be improved. I was impressed by the skill and clarity of thought of the mediator

Mediation has allowed us to move to a positive conclusion, which previously had seemed highly unlikely without court proceedings. I am very pleased with the mediation process and the way it was conducted throughout.

Our team

When you mediate with us, you mediate with a dedicated specialist. That means that we don’t operate alongside other jobs, our team are mediators through and through. Everyone who works with us is 100% committed to a quality mediation service. Most of our team have been legally trained as lawyers or barristers, offering a strong understanding of the legal aspects of your mediation case. There are many reasons to feel confident in our team of mediators. Find out more and meet the team.

Our team

Speak to our team

Find out more or get started with mediation today. Just get in touch with our team who are on hand to answer your questions and get you started.

Speak to us on 0330 320 7600 or email us at office@mediationfirst.co.uk.

Or, use our handy contact form to get in touch via our website.