Who are the mediators?
Mediators are those who have trained with the Society of Mediators and hold accreditation, insurance, CPD and sufficient skills to be neutral.
The Project will allocate a mediator to each mediation. The Project will ensure that the mediators are neutral and not conflicted.
Are the mediators paid?
Mediators will not be paid, but will receive travelling and out-of-pocket expenses.
Are mediators multi-lingual?
Mediators will only mediate in English – if you need a signer or interpreter you will need to provide one.
How do I use the FMP?
The test is simple – do you wish to mediate, and does the company, organisation or person with whom you wish to mediate, agree to do the same.
If so, then contact the Free Mediation Project by emailing FMP@societyofmediators.com to enable the mediation process to begin.
Are there rules for using the FMP?
Please note that there are simple constraints:
- SoM will not seek to persuade anyone to mediate – you must have agreement from all participants before you approach us.
- SoM will not provide a venue except at its headquarters in London – you must be willing to provide a suitable place for mediation.
- SoM will will not mediate disputes involving children’s residence or contact, or the assets of a divorcing couple: you will require a specialist family mediator.
- The parties must have a date and a place in mind to mediate – the date should be a weekday between 0900 and 1900.
- ALl parties must be prepared to sign an Agreement to Mediate which prevents you suing the Charity or the mediator.
- All parties must be willing to agree to keep what is said or done in mediation confidential and private.
How do I find out more?
To keep costs and admin low, we only use email – FMP@societyofmediators.com will get you what you need: please allow 24 hours for a reply.