Hello! I'm Dilshad Miah
Director of Family Law Mediation
Dilshad has over 15 years’ experience of supporting separating and divorcing couples as a senior family solicitor and founded a successful family law firm which he sold in 2021, to focus full-time on family mediation having seen the positive impact that it can have.
Dilshad spent 2 years working alongside a leading Family Mediator in Yorkshire to become an Accredited Mediator himself. This optional accreditation assisted Dilshad to see the power of Family Mediation first-hand, and finetune his skills to become a leader in this field and help to develop aspiring mediators.
From his successful legal career which also included representing clients at Court, Dilshad has an in-depth understanding of the legal alternatives to mediation and is able to articulate these plainly to potential clients when discussing whether mediation may be a better alternative for them and their families.
Having supported several hundred clients in his legal career, Dilshad fully understands the emotions, fears, concerns and priorities of separating and divorcing couples. He is able to calmly and professionally support separating and divorcing couples through what is a very stressful and difficult time, to achieve positive outcomes and move forward.
What is Family Mediation?
- It is essentially a facilitated conversation between a separating or divorcing couple.
- Coming together in a safe and friendly environment to reach an agreement that works for both parties.
- An alternative to giving up control and leavings the Court to make the decisions on their behalf that neither may be happy with.
- Helping separating and divorcing couples to save time, money and stress by resolving matters more quickly and amicably, so that they can move forward with their lives.
- The aim is to reach a voluntary and legally binding agreement that saves the costs of going to Court which can run in to several thousands of pounds.
- It also avoids significant time delays and the risk of a Court Order that neither party is happy with.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Is Mediation Conducted?
Our mediation service is available in person at one of our offices or via video conference. We also offer shuttle mediation.
You can discuss these options with us, and which is best for your circumstances with our specialist accredited mediations during your Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM).
What Is Remote Mediation?
We appreciate not everyone can travel to an office, due to work, child care commitments and so on. In order so that our service is accessible to everyone, we can facilitate remote mediation which is mediation which takes place by way of a video call. We use the Zoom platform whereby we send you a link to your mediation in advance of your mediation. You will then click on the link which has been sent to you for you to then participate in mediation. You can even do ‘shuttle mediation’ online – where you will be in separate break-out rooms, so you do not even have to be on the same screen as the other party in this case.
For any sort of family mediation whether face to face, shuttle mediation or remote, you can Contact us here or call us on 0116 442 2989.
What Is Face To Face Mediation?
Face to face mediation always takes place at a neutral venue, at one of our offices so that you can both meet at our office. Both of you will attend with your agendas and you will discuss your agendas with each other with the assistance of our specialist accredited mediator. Face to face mediation is the ideal way to discuss the options to about issues that arise when people separate and covers matters such as divorce mediation, separation, child arrangements, property and finances and any other matters you wish to mediate upon.
During face to face mediation, you will both be in the same room as each other with a mediator.
What Is Shuttle Mediation?
This is where you are in separate rooms and will usually have different arrival and departure times. The mediator will allocate their time equally between you and ‘shuttle’ between rooms to help you reach an agreement. You do not meet each other during the mediation and the mediator will facilitate the discussion between you.
Our specialist areas
Who We Work Closely With
We appreciate that a separation or divorce is a stressful time and have aimed to keep our website concise and in plain language. If you want more information on family mediation please refer to these approved websites:
If you are thinking about separating or getting a divorce but haven’t reached a decision, you may consider contacting a counsellor or support organisation.
Here are a few examples:
- Consider speaking with your GP or religious leader (if applicable)
- There may be local support groups in your area
- You may also have access to help, guidance or support via benefits or perks provided by your employer or certain personal insurances such as health insurance.
- You would need to contact your employer or insurance provider to identify whether any such provision exists.
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Other Professionals and Organisations
Who we work closely with:
- Solicitors & Barristers
- Citizens Advice Bureau
- Charities supporting separating or divorcing individuals
- Marriage counsellors
- Religious leaders
- LGBTQ+ organisations
- Divorce coaches
- Social Workers
We are always open to establishing new relationships with those professions and organisations outlined above. If any such organisation would like to find out more about Family Mediation we would be very pleased to hear from them.
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Weekend appointments are available on request
*We can offer a limited number of pre-arranged mediation sessions outside of office hours subject to agreement and availability. All mediation sessions are held either at our offices or remotely via video conferencing software e.g. Zoom.