Legal Aid for Family Mediation

We can undertake Legal Aid Mediation work. Legal Aid is provided by the Legal Aid Agency to cover the cost of our family mediation service. If you are eligible for Legal Aid, you will not have to pay us anything for the work we do for you, and our private
charges will not apply to you.

Legal Aid is available for family mediation cases that help families agree arrangements where:

  • You are getting divorced or separating, and therefore need to sort out financial arrangements, and where you are both going to live
  • Child arrangements have broken down, and so you are not seeing your children, or arrangements are not working very well
  • Any dispute following a family breakdown that may end up in court
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legal aid for mediation

Family Law Mediation provide legal aid services as a member of the Compass Resolution Network Legal Aid contract.

Legal Aid for mediation is means-tested, so you have to provide evidence of your current financial circumstances to prove you are entitled to free Legal Aid.

If you are eligible, Legal Aid for mediation will cover all your individual mediation costs.

It will also cover costs of the initial appointment and first mediation meeting for the other person, if they are not eligible in their own right.

Eligibility for Legal Aid also enables you to get Legal Aid for legal costs, up to a cost limit.

You may be eligible for Legal Aid for Mediation if you are on a low income or not working.

We can help you start the assessment process before you book an appointment.

Please contact us to find out if you may be eligible for free Legal Aid.


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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. 

Contact Us

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Family Law Mediation Leicester (Head Office)

First Floor

60 Charles Street



Opening Times

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.