Given tight time scales for solicitors and bodies that make referrals we have produced an easy and quick procedure for completing referral forms. You may download our online referral form and then use e-mail, or you can alternatively fax or post the form to us. If that is not convenient, you may even call us and we can take your details then.
This allows us to give costless Legally Aided Mediation. We also provide a number of other forms, including CW5, which allows you to access ‘Help with Mediation’ as well as the FM1 form, which covers the pre-court application protocol
We have a simple procedure for the completion and processing of these forms:-
This is what we promise to offer referring Solicitors :-
We will provide a clear acknowledgement of your paperwork as soon as we have received it.
After receiving the form, we will contact clients within a 48 hour period to ask if they are willing to attend a Information and Assessment meeting Within a 7 day period we will aim to see if clients can attend further appointments.
You will receive rapid information concerning whether the clients will be attending an information meeting. We will let you know if the procedure is moving to mediation and we will keep you informed at every stag of the process.
Of course, we will encourage clients to take legal advice at each stage of this process. In particular, when sensitive issues concerning children, finance or property are concerned we will be reminding clients of this.
If a client meets the eligibility criteria for legal aid, we will provide them with form CW5, which will enable them to access appropriate advice from their solicitor.
To turn their agreement into a legally binding document will require further insistence from their solicitor so that this can be facilitated.
Our service has been designed to benefit both solicitors, referring agencies and clients.
We can provide additional letters, and forms, at request which introduce the mediation process. We can also provide other mediation, and supporting services including counselling and advocacy for children, We also maintain a very useful database of solicitors and other legal services. Please contact us directly, if you would like any further information, or to access our extensive services.