Legal Aid

From April 1, 2013, Vale Solicitors have been able to offer a Legal Aid service in relation to Mediation alongside our private client mediation services. This coincides with the changes to the scope of the Legal Aid Family Franchise and the promotion of Mediation throughout the legal profession.

Our mediator, Liz Hunt, is a Solicitor Mediator and can offer an all-issue family mediation service. This can cover child matters, property, finance and AIM (All Issues Mediated). She can also undertake work in Mediation Information And Assessment Meetings (MIAMS) that assesses the parties’ initial willingness to go to mediation.

Liz Hunt is a member of Resolution and accredited by the Family Mediation Council (FMC). She can offer a Family Mediation service in a safe and friendly environment in our offices in Barry, Llantwit Major and Cardiff and other outreach offices.

What we can offer
  • Our mediator is a solicitor. Even though we cannot give legal advice while mediating, it is important to have a thorough legal understanding of the process.
  • The parties can be bought together in a unique environment that can promote a civilised exchange of views. This avoids the stress and acrimony that often results from going to court.
  • Matters can be resolved more quickly.
  • The process can be more cost-efficient for the private client.
  • Vale Mediation is flexible, convenient and on your client's doorstep.
  • Refer your clients to Vale Mediation for a caring, approachable and high quality service.

For further details contact Vale Mediation today