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    Information on the forthcoming Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings ( MIAMS) to be introduced from April 6th

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Conflict can affect anyone - often taking up time and money and causing long-term stress for those involved.

Mediation is a way of sorting out disputes practically and fairly, giving you control over the outcome.

The College of Mediators is a membership body for mediators practising in all areas of mediation; family, workplace, community, intergenerational, commercial and restorative practice.

The College is an independent organisation which sets recognised standards for mediators and mediation training providers.

We work with mediators and organisations to improve mediation service provision and develop mediation as a profession.


Use this website to find a mediator

Mediators are highly skilled at helping people sort out disputes and it is important that you find one who is right for you and is properly qualified.  This site will help you find College mediators in your area who have attained our long established standards for training and practice and subscribe to our codes of practice.

If you want to become a mediator or join the College

You can use this site to find out more about training as a mediator and the benefits of College membership.









College of Mediators Conference 2014

Getting the Word Out There - Promoting Mediation in Challenging Times

London South Bank University - Thursday, 12th June 2014

This conference will look at a wide range of ideas around the general theme of promotion, including practical marketing techniques, using traditional and new media, promoting best practice, how we can collaborate to promote mediation effectively, what works and what doesn’t and interaction with partners. The day will be a celebration of mediation as well as a sharing and re-grouping of ideas around promoting our work.

Speakers, facilitators and presenters include:


Lorraine Bramwell, Garry Keegan, John Gray, Ross McCulloch, Stephen G Anderson, Michael Jacobs, Paul Gadd, Liz Stokoe, Adegbola Ojo and Tony Whatling



LSC releases guidance for providers regarding the Family Mediation Contract for publicly funded cases.

As a result of recent audit activity the LSC has decided that providers would benefit from additional guidance on the correct interpretation of the Family Mediation Contract, and what is expected by the LSC in order to make certain claims against the Fund.

The document below has been produced by the LSC as an attempt to address any misunderstanding, and provide a comprehensive document that covers all the key issues and queries the LSC has received.

Mediation Guidance Manual (issued November 2012)


Family Mediation Council Review

View the final report of the FMC Review from Professor John McEldowney here.

Read Report


Finding Common Ground

College of Mediators Conference 2012

We are pleased to announce that the next College of Mediators conference will take place on Friday, 21st September 2012. The topic for this conference will be "Finding the Common Ground in Mediation" and delegates are invited to participate in a series of workshops exploring this theme throughout the day.


New FMC Assessment of Professional Competency Scheme takes effect.

The FMC's new APC scheme for mediators wishing to be competence assessed to undertake Legal Aid funded cases came into effect on the 1st of May. Competence Assessment is a requirement for the College's Approved Family Mediator Membership.

Click here for more details.