Using a mediator to help you
A professional mediator, agreed on by both of you, can help you to work out a solution.
You can do this before taking other action, or you can pause any legal action you’re taking to mediate.
You can choose when, where and how mediation happens, giving you much more flexibility than, for example, taking someone to court.
Find a mediator
Search for local mediators in:
- England and Wales – use the Ministry of Justice online directory
- Northern Ireland – use the Law Society of Northern Ireland
- Scotland – use the Scottish Mediation Register
If you’re in England or Wales, you’ll be charged on a fixed-fee basis if you mention that you used the Ministry of Justice online directory. This is cheaper than regular mediation fees.
Everyone listed in the Ministry of Justice directory is registered with the Civil Mediation Council and is a professional, experienced mediator.
Find out more about mediation