Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution where we help two or more people involved in a dispute to understand each other and to recognise that they can find their own resolutions to conflict. Mediation can help with disputes between neighbours, within families, in school, at work or between people doing business with each other.
Mediation is recognised as an effective way of problem solving that can help avoid costly and lengthy legal proceedings, formal procedures or employment tribunals. Our accredited mediators help you to identify needs, clarify issues, explore solutions and negotiate agreements. Our mediators act as facilitators, helping people to work out a solution that is realistic, practical and workable.
The decision making rests with the parties involved – the mediation process is entirely voluntary.
All our mediation services are available throughout the Eastbourne Borough area and the Wealden District area which includes the main towns of Hailsham, Heathfield, Uckfield, Polegate and Crowborough as well as the outlying villages.
Our Time2Talk intergenerational mediation service also runs in the Lewes District Council area including Seaford, Lewes, Newhaven, Peacehaven and Lewes.