Focus Mediation - London Office
Focus Mediation offers highly experienced specialist mediation for most disputes including family, civil and commercial, businesses, workplace and employment. Focus was established in 1999 by family solicitor and accredited mediator Mary Banham-Hall.
With more than 30 years’ experience in family law, Mary was among the first 100 collaborative lawyers in the UK. She has tenaciously held onto the fundamental belief that mediation offers a faster more cost effective and ultimately more positive outcome for clients.
Who Are We?
Mary has worked hard to make Focus Mediation one of the leading mediation services in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire.
She has now set up a London branch of Focus Mediation, conveniently located in Central London next to Euston Station and within easy reach of the City and the West End.
All our mediators are officially accredited by the leading mediation bodies. Many come from a legal background and have an excellent grasp of the law.
They offer specialist knowledge over a broad range of subjects including: divorce and separation – property, housing and family finance, child arrangements and parental communication. Focus mediators have specialist relevant knowledge in business, employment, workplace, probates and contract and commercial law. Mediators come from back-grounds in HR, international commerce, property, the shipping industry, media & entertainment and the charitable sector.
Several mediators are trained in psychology to better understand their clients’ complex emotions. Some of them train lawyers and other professionals in mediation both in the UK and abroad.
Our mediation teams have a working knowledge of foreign languages including French, German and Russian. If needed, they can put you in touch with a professional interpreter.
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What our clients say about us
“I found the process to be, in the circumstances, a smooth and efficient way of dealing with the financial and other arrangements during separation when it was impossible to negotiate personally and financially impossible to use the normal legal routes.” – Mrs P
“I feel that mediation was very beneficial as it helped my colleague and myself come to an agreement to put the past behind us and come to a conclusion to move forward.” – Mrs F
“Thank you all for your help, we are feeling very relieved. Please thank everyone involved they were of much help and it’s greatly appreciated.” – R. After a commercial mediation
“We have been impressed by the professionalism and skill that Focus brought to this volatile situation and the way they successfully engaged with staff in the agreed change programme.” – Director of Human Resources, after a workplace mediation
“Elaine was thorough, concise and informative. I felt at ease. The meetings opened a pathway to help resolve our financial issues.” – E.
“Many thanks Caroline for your superb mediation; I felt you approached our extremely difficult situation with great intelligence, perception and sensitivity. It was a big relief to avoid Court proceedings and I appreciated your helpful suggestions, as well as the way you encouraged us to focus on the children’s needs from both parents.” – S