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Experiencing family issues? Find out how you could receive £500 off family mediation.

1st April 2021 by Gemma Burden

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Laceys Mediation have signed up to The Ministry of Justice Family Mediation Voucher Scheme  which goes live today, 1st April.

The scheme provides a contribution of up to £500 to families towards the mediation costs of a child arrangements case, in the aim to support people resolve their family law disputes outside of court, where possible.

Research suggests that more than 70% of those using mediation services will resolve their issues outside of courtroom.

Mediation is often a quicker and cheaper way of resolving disputes, which can spare families the trauma of attending court and the impact this can have on children. It involves couples working through their differences – led by an independent trained and accredited mediator – to reach agreements on child arrangements and finances following their separation, rather than have a judge decide for them.

Only mediators authorised by the Family Mediation Council (FMC) are taking part in the voucher scheme, which all Laceys Mediators are.

The scheme is short term, with £1 million pounds allocated to benefit 2,000 cases, so if you are experiencing family issues and would like to find out if you are eligible please contact Gemma Burden at Laceys Mediation today.

Gemma Burden

Partner — Mediation

Direct dial: 01202 377993

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Gemma Burden, head of Family Mediation, Laceys Solicitors
  • “As it was mediation for divorce I was worried just how complicated it would be but it was all handled well by Gemma who put my mind at ease and explained everything well. Thank you. ”

    John Littlefield

  • “Gemma was able to help us narrow the issues between us so we could focus on resolution. I feel she treated us both equally and professionally.”

    Maria Vine

  • “Gemma seemed to quickly understand our situation and acted accordingly and in what I felt with best interest.”

    Charlotte

  • “I was very happy with Gemma Burden. She was very clear and to the point. Gemma Burden was very good at staying neutral. This must be very hard sometimes. She is very professional and is very good at explaining all points in mediation. I would recommend Laceys Mediation to all. I would give Gemma Burden top marks in all aspects of mediation and she has my thanks.”

    Anonymous

  • “Having used Laceys before, it was an easy choice to use them again. Gemma was professional, polite and thorough. An absolute credit to the company.”

    A Wood

Gemma is the head of our mediation department and a Family Mediation Council Accredited lawyer mediator. Gemma qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and joined Laceys in 2001. She has specialised in family law since qualifying as a solicitor and has worked full time as a mediator since 2009.

Gemma is qualified in all areas of family mediation, including divorce and financial settlements, child arrangements and property disputes between cohabitees.  She is also qualified to see children as part of the mediation process.  Gemma is able to draw on her legal expertise when helping couples work out complex financial settlements and new parenting arrangements.

In her spare time Gemma likes to spend time with her family, especially her dog who never answers back.  Her chosen stress beaters are running, swimming and the beach.

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