Family mediation

When relationships break down it is often difficult for separating couples to talk to each other. Mediation is a service to help couples who have decided to separate or divorce to communicate with each other and work out mutually acceptable arrangements. Mediation can be used even if you have already instructed a solicitor.

Partner, and Head of Department, Lisa Boileau is a qualified family mediator and a member of the family Mediators Association. She has considerable expertise in all areas of family law particularly dealing with complex financial matters and private children proceedings. She is a member of the Law Society's Family Law Panel and a member of Resolution.  She is available to see clients in the Lincoln, Louth and Horncastle areas. 

If you would like further information or are interested in making an appointment, please contact our mediation helpline:

  • Lisa Boileau on 01522 787316 

The Law Society's Family Mediation Accreditation Scheme

We are members of the Law Society's Family Mediation Accreditation, which provides a recognised quality standard for mediators and is designed to cover all types of issues where mediation is appropriate as a result of a family breakdown. Accreditation covers those providing advice under a legal aid contract, as well as privately funded work.

As the Law Society is a member organisation of the Family Mediation Council (FMC), the Family Mediation Accreditation has been designed to ensure compliance with their Professional Standards and Self-Regulatory Framework.

As an accredited member, we agree to follow the Family Mediation Council's Code of Practice. The code outlines the aims, objectives and scope of family mediation, including general principles, as well as the required training and standards.

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Collaborative Law

When a family breaks down, the added pressures can affect everyone involved. From a child’s well-being and schooling, to the parents’ performance at work - such matters can take their toll in many different ways. Collaborative law is a means of resolving the issues surrounding divorce and separation without the need for going to court. This is achieved through both sides appointing a collaborative lawyer, and with the four of you meeting in person to discuss the situation and work out a mutually satisfactory solution together. With both lawyers present at all times, you can rest assured that a fair agreement will be reached and any children will be spared the stress of appearing in court.

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With our Fixed Fee Divorce package, we can help give you peace of mind and keep the emotional and financial strain of a divorce to a minimum. A fixed fee divorce is not a 'divorce on the cheap' or a 'quickie divorce.' You still receive the same high quality legal advice and service from our expert family law solicitors, but as a fixed fee divorce is for uncontested divorces, this means that we can guarantee how much it will cost you.

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One of the certainties of live is that it changes and you can never be sure of what the future holds. However, you can take steps to plan for an deal with the changes that life may bring along the way. Our team of expert lawyers have been helping and advising clients how to best plan for their future for over 70 years and provide advice on all aspects of wills, trusts, inheritance tax and probate.

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"The firm's Family team has a solid track record in family finance cases, and attracts instruction from high-net-worth individuals in the farming sector."

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