London -16 Upper Woburn Place - Focus Mediation
Why choose Focus Mediation in London?
If you are looking for help with separation or divorce, and you live/ work in or around London Euston, you have come to the right place.
Mediation is the new way to approach divorce and separation. Instead of fighting over your children, you can discuss how best to share your parenting so the kids don’t lose out. Instead of worrying about how you are going to manage financially, you can take a critical look at your budgets and sort out a plan that makes it possible for you both to go forward.
You may need your solicitor’s advice on your proposals, and he or she will need to draft your Consent Order. But your Focus mediator will help you negotiate the settlement that best suits you both, thereby speeding up the process and dramatically cutting your costs. Focus works fast and effectively to help you sort everything out. Our mediators work full time on family mediation: they are family mediation specialists who have mediated for hundreds of couples – and it shows.
Focus Mediators in London
Nicola Lewis FMCA qualified as a solicitor in 1994. She became an accredited commercial mediator and a qualified community mediator in 2011. She then trained and qualified as a Family Mediator in 2012 and is a Member of the Civil Mediation Council and the Family Mediators Association. Nicola is also qualified to carry out direct consultation meetings with children where there is a need for their voices to be heard.
Nicola now works as a family and civil mediator for Focus and works mainly in the London & Watford areas.
Nicola is committed to helping couples to communicate during difficult times. As well as using her legal background and experience, Nicola has also trained in mediation based on non-violent communication: she can assist couples in working out how they will communicate going forwards as parents in a way that is positive and beneficial for their children (and often for themselves too) as well as sorting out practicalities such as the financial issues.
Nicola's mediation skills are enhanced by her work as a communications specialist for the criminal justice system. As a Registered Intermediary Nicola supports vulnerable witness communication with the police and at trial. She also volunteers as a Samaritan listener. In her free time Nicola enjoys yoga, music and spending time with family and friends.
Nicola Lewis FMCA
Joanna Chawla FMCA is a practising family and commercial mediator. Formerly a litigation lawyer she is committed to the constructive resolution of family and commercial disputes.
A qualified solicitor and barrister and former partner in a West End firm she is based in London and also mediates in Watford. A member of the Family Mediation Association and accredited by the Law Society in family mediation, Joanna is also authorised to consult directly with children. Her dual mediation accreditations enable her to conduct One Day Family mediation for separating couples.
With a wealth of experience in family mediation Joanna works with parents and children in a non-adversarial, collaborative way to help them find solutions that are affordable for them and their family, solutions that are fair and that will work.
Separating is one of the most stressful experiences anyone ever has to face. Mediation offers couples a space in which to focus on the issues they face and explore their options, as they separate out their former lives together, until they feel able to make decisions they can be confident will work for them and their family, because they have made them together.
Joanna Chawla FMCA