International families in mediation

Before coming a family mediator, Stuart Hanson, worked as an immigration advisor. In this article, he explains how his knowledge of the UK immigration system now benefits his work in the mediation room when working with international families. “I became registered with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) over ten years ago. I […]

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What are the benefits of family mediation?

In many countries family mediation is well known, but in the UK many separating couples initially go to their respective solicitors to prepare for a court case. These YouTube videos hopefully will let families see that mediation offers an alternative route to court. In the following videos the benefits are looked at one by one. […]

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My journey to becoming a family mediator

In 2015 I started my training as a family mediator, after having been a family magistrate for a number of years. My work in the court had created an interest in working with families, but I had felt frustrated and limited by what I could achieve within an hour in a court room and in […]

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Welcome message from Direct Mediation Services

Managing partner, Stuart Hanson, has opened a new family mediation firm and at the same a YouTube channel focusing on family mediation. The aim of the channel is to give people, who are facing family issues, an insight into what goes on in the mediation room and how it could potentially help them. Stuart Hanson […]

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