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Are you looking for a family solicitor?


At Direct Mediation Services we work with you to try and find a way forward for you and your family. This journey starts with a Mediation Information & Assessment Meeting (MIAM). During this we talk to you about the benefits of mediation, but also about getting legal advice. We understand it is easy to get lost within the legal process and that sometimes it can help to get some legal advice. We are often asked if we can recommend a family solicitor and this is why we have created this page. As mediators, we need to be impartial, but the lawyers we list are mediation friendly and will support your decision to use mediation.

Angela Moores (multiple offices across England)

Dr. John Brown (Direct Access Barrister, North West and North East, can travel nationally subject to fees)

Galbraith Gorman (South East)

Gemma Mascarenhas (East Ham)

Parminder Kumari (Bradford)

Sandra Wong (Manchester)

Michael Chapman (Manchester, London)

Frances Bentley (Wilmslow, Knutsford, Manchester, London)

Emma Davison (Wetherby & Leeds)

Honor Giles (Wilmslow, Knutsford, Stockton Heath, Manchester, London)

Jessica Hudson (Huddersfield)

Gianna Lisiecki-Cunane (Saddleworth, Rochdale, Oldham, Manchester)

Hannah Paddock (Burnley, Blackburn, Bradford, Clitheroe, Halifax)

Richard Bannister (Leeds)

Alison Cameron (Poynton)

Caroline Grierson (High Peak, Stockport)

Lucy Webley (Cheltenham)

Jihad Al Najjar (London)

Laura Mounsey (Harrogate)

Vivienne Atkinson (Wigan)

Sarah Perkins (Cardiff, Barry, Bridgend, Blackwood, Bristol)

Monica Clifton (Lincoln)

Filomena Sterkaj (Chelmsford)

Akash Soni (London)

Are you looking for a specialist mediator?

Sometimes it is difficult to find a mediator who has the knowledge and experience you require for your case. To help, DMS has created a short directory of specialist mediators who are registered with the Civil Mediation Council (CMC).

Tony Munday – Workplace mediator

Dawn Stainer – Workplace, civil and commercial

Geoff Farmer – Workplace, civil and commercial (specialises in costs, personal injury, professional negligence)

Avinder Laroya – Workplace, civil and commercial (specialises in contractual disputes, property and construction)

Louise Leigh – Civil, commercial and workplace (specialises in cost negotiations, debt, property disputes, landlord / tenant disputes)

Rajinder Rai – Civil, Commercial and Workplace

Ruth Everard – Civil and commercial



Family solicitor and mediator recommendations are provided as a convenient reference for our clients seeking legal advice. It remains solely the individual’s responsibility to screen the solicitor and to verify their qualifications and determine their suitability.

All recommended solicitors are independently of Direct Mediation Services. Direct Mediation Services does not guarantee any services provided by the solicitors or mediators and cannot be held liable for claims or damages arising from services rendered or from agreements between clients and solicitors.

Disability Confident
Resolution member
Mediator Green Pledge
Child Friendly Leeds
Dementia Friendly
University of Sussex


Direct Mediation Services

Direct Mediation Services is a trading name of The Intelligent Solutions Group Ltd. The company is registered in England and Wales - Company number 7760633. The VAT registration number for the company is 334 8141 12. Our company’s registered address is 5 Carla Beck House, Carla Beck Lane, Carleton, Skipton, BD23 3BQ.


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