Fast and Affordable Divorce, Civil/Commercial and Workplace Dispute Resolution

Professional mediation services for divorcing couples and companies wanting to avoid delay and expensive legal bills.


Coronavirus Update October 2021

We are open for business, just working differently at the moment. We are doing remote MIAMs online.

We are able to mediate online remotely and your mediator will explain how at your MIAMs.

Even courts are likely to work remotely and court timetables for hearings are likely to extend massively. Expect big delays. Also emergency applications will take priority over routine child arrangements and resolving financial applications on divorce. 

Yet people will still need to sort things out and we can help you do this quickly and in a practical way. We are also offering MEDARB so should mediation fail or partially succeed you can get a fast decision to fill in any gaps.

Life must go on and we want to continue to help our clients and referring lawyers in the best way possible – by helping people agree what to do, not helping them argue or leaving them stuck without any help.

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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. Sessions were calm and ordered and both mediators helped navigate the process very well.
Focus Mediation client

Child arrangements

Solve child arrangements with Focus Mediation

Children keep telling me they want to be heard. Direct Consultation with them allows their wishes and feelings to be taken into account.

Jane Leadbeater – Focus Mediator

Mediate a practical, affordable divorce with Focus Mediation

I am committed to helping you see the big picture – that your family assets are more than money and include future relationships.

Pernilla Hatter – Focus Mediator

Focus Mediation for probate disputes

“Families arguing over Wills and Powers of Attorney should mediate to avoid losing precious relationships as well as their loved one.”

Mary Banham-Hall, LLB FMCA

A nationally recognised leader in dispute resolution.

Focus Mediation and it’s founder, Mary Banham-Hall, are frequently invited to provide expert advice in the national media. Learn more from our media coverage here.

Secrets and lies: what the divorce lawyer heard. Focus Mediation founder Mary Banham-Hall is interviewed in The Times about divorce and mediation

Focus Mediation founder Mary Banham-Hall interviewed about her experiences from helpingdivorcing couples for 40 years

How to navigate a civilised break-up. Focus mediation provides an expert guide to easing the pain.

A collection of articles by Focus Mediation’s founder, Mary Banham-Hall

For legal professionals: Mediation, costs and proportionality.

Hear from Focus Mediation discussing divorce issues on the radio.

Why our legal system is sometimes a medicine that kills the patient. A Focus Mediation expert commentary.

Distinguished divorce lawyers discuss issues affecting couples. Focus Mediation provide professional input.

Focus Mediation pressing ministers to legislate to force litigants into mediation once legal fees reach 20 per cent of the value of a dispute.

Focus Mediation provides expert information about pension arrangements following divorce.

A functional dispute resolution system should offer a variety of affordable options to all.

Why lawyers and mediators should work closely together

A book review of Love, Lose, Live – a book written by Mary Banham-Hall

Book Review written by Ruth Langford and short interview with the author.

Love, Lose, Live: Divorce Is A rollercoaster. A book by Focus Mediation’s founder.

Book reviews of Focus Mediation’s publication.

Lessons learned from a lifetime of divorce mediation, shared.

Read how squabbling neighbours racked up £300,000 in legal fees arguing about £4,000. And how to avoid the same mistake.

Focus Mediation contribute to national radio debate.

After my first session with Sara I felt totally at total ease. It’s very overwhelming thinking that you are meeting a stranger to discuss your faults or failings. Sara was understanding, very reassuring and this helped me get everything out and move forward. I would 100% recommend Focus Mediation and in particular Sara Stoner; she has been amazing.
Focus Mediation client

Child Arrangements