Local family mediator receives ‘Double Recognition’

Karen Beevers, Partner, Evans Derry Solicitors, Coleshill

Friday, 14 August 2015

Mediation is an alternative to court proceedings and is seen as a more constructive and less emotionally damaging process. 

The quality of the family mediation services offered by partner Karen Beevers at Evans Derry Mediation has now been recognised by the Law Society with the award of the prestigious Family Mediation Accreditation.

Karen comments:-

The accreditation is the successful outcome of a mediation journey that has taken several years and secures the future of the mediation services and MIAMS assessments in the North Warwickshire and Solihull. I am delighted that the quality of work has been recognised. It is rewarding to me personally to be able to work with families, to help them reach their own solutions and thus secure a brighter future. 

By way of separate recognition,  Karen has successfully qualified to offer direct consultation with children and young people in mediation.  When parents are separating, children want to have a say in what happens to them. There is a growing understanding of the importance of listening to the children, whether or not court proceedings are ongoing. Experience has shown that in almost all cases where the children have met with the mediator the children felt that they had benefited. Such benefits can include feeling less anxious about being caught between parents, having better communication and understanding of the situation.

The opportunity to work with children in the mediation process is an exciting development at Evans Derry Mediation and compliments well the comprehensive mediation services offered.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Karen Beevers on 01675 464 400 or karenbeevers@evansderry.com