Information Meetings (MIAMS)


Take the first step towards resolving your family problems.

Having a one to one information meeting, which are also known as MIAMS, is the first step to take if you have separated and are thinking about coming to family mediation to resolve the issues you need to deal with. Our mediators listen to your concerns and hear what you hope to achieve so that together we can work out which is the best way forward for you and your family.

There are several possible of ways of negotiating a solution to family problems, including mediation, collaborative law, solicitor assisted negotiation, DIY and going through court.

In our information meetings we explain all of your options so that you know what to expect from each of them. We will help you to understand why a particular option may be better for you than others so that you can choose the right one for you.

Our information meetings are charged at a fixed fee of £100 per person, plus VAT. If you are eligible for Legal Aid for mediation this meeting will be free of charge. For more information contact our family team in Newcastle or South Shields by email to or on 0191 222 0830.