Taylor&Emmet launches Saturday mediation sessions

Taylor&Emmet launches Saturday mediation sessions

Busy separating couples from across South Yorkshire can now access family mediation at weekends, thanks to Taylor&Emmet.

The law firm is offering Saturday morning remote mediation sessions, to help those who struggle to take time off during office hours to resolve relationship disputes without court intervention.

Taylor&Emmet family law expert and qualified mediator Dawn Lowry, who is based at the firm’s Rotherham office, is launching the service from home.

She said: “I know from my own experience, it can be difficult to find time in the working day to attend to personal matters and evenings are not conducive to the highly charged, emotive discussions necessary in mediation. It has become clear there is demand for Saturday sessions and so far, they are proving very successful.”

Family law mediation is available through Taylor&Emmet for private and legal aid-funded clients.

It is not aimed at reuniting couples, but is a means of resolving financial disputes or arrangements for children, by working towards a separation agreement that suits the individuals involved and is likely to last long term.

Lowry added: “Lockdown has taught us so much about what is achievable outside the traditional office environment. Although we recognise it won’t work for everyone, being able to attend mediation from the comfort of your own home makes many parties calmer and more receptive to the ideas put forward.”

“They are free of time constraints and although it is still upsetting to discuss the breakdown of a relationship, they are less defensive, enabling us to find solutions to difficult issues more productively.”

Taylor&Emmet announced a raft of promotions in April to recognise the ability and efforts of those delivering the firm’s range of legal services to local residents

Pictured: Taylor&Emmet’s Dawn Lowry (right) and head of the family department, Michaela Evans, launch the firm’s Saturday morning mediation sessions
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