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Why Choose Wright Mediation?

Top 2 Mediators in Northampton 2021

Wright Mediation is an independent mediation service dedicated to all aspects of Mediation and dispute resolution.

Our Mediators at Wright Mediation have varied backgrounds and experience in human resources, social work with children and families, Law, legal hearings and business. Some have worked within these fields for over 20 years. All have a full understanding of the legal processes in Family, Commercial and Civil mediations.

We provide a professional, impartial, personal and confidential service. This ensures we work with each mediation on an individual basis. Our Mediators at Wright Mediation are not here to advise or tell you what to do. We are not judges and our role is not to offer judgments, simply to help you open up dialogue and support you to reach a fair agreement or solution.

At Wright Mediation all of our mediations are carried out under a strict Code of Practice and nothing said during the process can be used in evidence at a subsequent court hearing. Our mediators will remain unbiased before, during and after the mediation process and we are not allowed to influence the outcome of the mediation process in any way. Still unsure if Mediation is right for you? Contact our Mediation helpline where a trained mediator will be on hand 24/7 to answer your questions.

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Mediation Helpline

Is Mediation right for me? Mediation is the Golden Key.

Think about the following questions and if you answer yes to even one question read on to see if mediation may be right for you.

Are you feeling stuck?
Has communication completely broken down?
Are you considering a divorce?
Are you experiencing conflict in the workplace?
Are you considering moving from your home due to a neighbourhood dispute?
Are you considering seeking legal advice?
Are you thinking of initiating arbitration or court proceedings?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, mediation may be the right choice for you.

Conflict and Dispute Resolution.

Conflict and disputes can have a significant impact on your quality of life and there may be issues which you have not been able to work your way through with any success despite your best efforts.

Conflict is so hard to navigate, it can be such a difficult period of revolving cycles of lows, arguments, unhappiness and hopelessness, there may seem like nothing will change. You know you want things to be different but you just cannot figure out how. Even if you think you are ready to explore a way forward, is the other person in the right place to consider this a realistic option?

Attempts to resolve conflict alone or with the other person have been utterly unsuccessful and you can see no way out of the situation which you cannot cope with anymore. There are some situations in which you need the support from a third party to work through conflict that appears to be unending.

You maybe exploring and researching whether mediation is worth exploring as a viable next step.

The Mediation Process.

Mediation can seem like a daunting and frightening idea. Sharing the private details of your life with a complete stranger. Having to face the person who may be causing you so much unhappiness and discord.

Mediation is the process of having an experienced mediator, a neutral third party with the skills to support and guide you through to a positive outcome. The process is completely voluntary and can help you to explore solutions which are best for you.

Each individual will attend a session to explore whether mediation is even suitable for you and your situation and to fully explore the reasons behind you seeking to attend mediation in the first place. The opportunity to really be heard and to find out what you want and explore how that might be achieved.

Mediation when successful can be completed several sessions, will support you to come up with a clear agreement at the end which parties will sign up to and have a copy to take away. The solutions are realistic and there is a commitment from the individuals to adhere to the solutions developed through the course of the sessions.

To mediate or not to mediate that is the question...

There are many benefits of mediation, the financial element, to reduce stress, to have control over your future and to resolve the conflict.

Would you leave your future in the hands of a stranger? This is, in essence what you are doing when you decide to go via the court process. You are saying, we cannot make a decision so you need to decide for us.

What you need to ask yourself is :-
1. Is this the best option for me?
2. What is the worst case scenario in court?
3. Is a good day in court going to be as good as you hoped?

Mediation supports you to have that dialogue via a structured process. Our mediators help you by managing the process.

The Choice is YOURS.

If working through issues using the mediation process is unsuccessful you may feel that you need to explore another option.

Mediation is absolutely worth a try before potentially proceeding into a costly and lengthy process in court where the options maybe imposed upon you by a judge with you having little or no say in how the proceedings turn out.

What do you have to lose?


What do you have to gain?


Safeguarding and criminal activity.

Safeguarding children, adults and the vulnerable is paramount. During mediation you will be made aware that any concerns or disclosures of safeguarding concerns will be disclosed to the relevant local authorities, services or police.

Mediation is a confidential process, but where there are concerns about the safety of a child or vulnerable adult the protection overrides the principles of confidentiality. The mediator will explain the full details during the mediation process.

You will also confirm that you understand this at the start of your first mediation session.

If it appears to a mediator that a child or vulnerable adult is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, they have a responsibility to report the information to an agency with statutory powers to investigate and protect. This is normally a social services department.

Mediators do not have any powers to investigate child protection issues or reach decisions about whether a child has been harmed.

The mediator will give the parties an opportunity to make the referral themselves within that working day or by 10am the next morning at the latest. Otherwise the mediator will make the referral as soon as possible. Mediation is unlikely to continue when safeguarding issues are under investigation.

Similarly any details disclosed of tax evasion, money laundering or criminal activity will also need to be reported to the necessary authorities.

The Facts Vs Myths of Mediation.

When you hear Mediation...What does it make you think of? Arguments, Disputes, Marriage breakdowns, Courts. People may have various preconceived idea of what Mediation is. They may have heard others with some, limited or no experience about mediation. Some with glowing outcomes of a successful sessions and possibly others with negative statements about mediation and the purpose of mediation. Here is a simple breakdown of some of:-

MYTH. It is not necessary to immediately seek a solicitor when marriages break down. Obtaining legal advice is a great idea and can help reassure you. However, when it comes to resolving disagreements, disputes and making decisions in a positive manner Mediation can be a great plan A.

MYTH. Mediation helps people reach amicable decisions together in a positive manner. We have seen many people adamant it will not work walk away with positive outcomes. On top of this Mediation can save lots of time and money. It is also beneficial to be able to come to a resolution together rather have decision about your life and future imposed on you through court processes. There is no guarantee that you will get the outcome you wish to receive when going to court. Mediation is there to help people reach decisions and conclusions together.

FACT - this is true. However, with consent of parties involved you are able to get an agreement legally binding by getting a solicitor to draft a consent order for a court to approve after mediation. This requires both parties to agree.

MYTH. If you are getting divorced or going through disputes following family breakdowns Mediation is usually the cheapest options. The legal process can cost thousands whereas the mediation sessions usually cost the parties £120-150 each.

MYTH. The Mediator is not there to give you advice or offer relationship guidance. The Mediator is a neutral impartial third party to help you reach an outcome in a positive manner.

MYTH. Mediation starts off with individual sessions to discuss your issues, concerns and outcomes these are confidential, once ready to have a joint meeting both parties come together. In exceptional circumstances or if joint meetings are not suitable shuttling can be used. This is where the mediator goes between you both to reach an outcome.

MYTH. Mediators come from wide range of backgrounds and have experience in Social work, Law, Human Resources, Education with children, families and adults. Mediators additional to this complete thorough and robust training. The knowledge and experience is extensive and diverse.

Mediation Helpline.

Wright Mediation information helpline: - Available 24 hours 7 days a week for general advice and guidance related to all Mediation queries.

Our mediation helpline can be accessed 24 hours a day 7 days a week with an accredited and register Mediator on the line. This could be for advice, support or guidance related to family, youth, neighbourhood, commercial, generational, workplace or civil mediation.

Email [email protected] or call 01604 345 756 / 07909 690 347.