Hastings and Rother Mediation

Welcome to our Mediation Service

Established in 1995 and based in St Leonards on Sea in East Sussex our service has a proven track record of delivering mediation to people in dispute. Our service facilitates positive constructive discussions; helping parties to hear one another and to resolve their differences.


Mediation East Sussex offers Family (divorce and separation) Mediation at our main office in St Leonards on Sea and also outreach services in Eastbourne, Brighton and Shoreham-by-Sea. We hold a contract with the Legal Aid agency to deliver family mediation FREE OF CHARGE to those eligible under the scheme.

Mediation East Sussex is an affiliate member of National Family Mediation and all our family mediators are registered with the Family Mediation Council (FMC) and qualified to sign court forms. They have considerable experience in both child and financial mediation.

We are usually able to offer an appointment within a few days.

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For all issues surrounding separation or divorce
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Helping neighbours in dispute
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Intergenerational Mediation (between children/young people and their parents/carers)
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takes place in schools, by pupils for pupils.
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resolving disputes between people who work together
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tailored mediation to suit your needs.




Hastings and Rother Mediation offers Neighbourhood, Intergenerational (Time 2 Talk), Workplace, Bespoke and Peer mediation services in the Borough of Hastings, and the District of Rother which includes Bexhill and Rye.

For Neighbourhood, Intergenerational (Time 2 Talk) and Workplace mediation services in the Eastbourne and Wealden areas please contact Mediation Plus, who are based in Hailsham, on 01323 442781 or visit Mediation Plus

For Neighbourhood mediation in Lewes and Brighton & Hove, and Intergenerational and Workplace mediation in Brighton and Hove please contact Brighton & Hove Independent Mediation Service on 01273 700812 or visit BHIMS

Latest News...



10 August 2020

ESCC Covid-19 VCSE Emergency Grant Fund

ESCC Covid-19 VCSE Emergency Grant Fund

We are very grateful indeed for the grant we received from East Sussex County Council Covid-19 VCSE Emergency Fund for our Family Mediation project. Their financial support is invaluable to help our service through this difficult time.


24 July 2020

It's ready!

We are now ready for ‘face to face’ meetings!

Our meeting room is now ready to welcome clients. We’ve made it as ‘safe’ as we can by providing screens, extra space, hand gel & masks. Surfaces will be cleaned and wiped after each use.

You will now enter and exit the room directly rather than through the main office door.

It is set up for our Neighbourhood and Intergenerational clients at the moment, with a maximum capacity of 4 people - 2 mediators and 2 clients.

It’s great to be able to offer and alternative to videoconferencing!


14 July 2020

Meeting Room is almost ready!

Meeting Room is almost ready!

We are nearly there! The mediation meeting room is being converted to make it ‘safe’ so we will be able to offer it as an alternative to Zoom meetings.

We will post an update soon as the room is good to go.


23 June 2020

Service Update

Service Update - some members of staff are now back in the office!

Although the office remains closed to visitors some members of staff are now based in the office. All client meetings continue to take place by videoconferencing which is working well. We do hope to re-instate meetings in the office at some point in the future but we have a long way to go before that is possible.

We will keep you updated with any developments.


26 May 2020

Mediation using videoconferencing

We continue to offer all types of mediation using videoconferencing software such as Zoom for all meetings.

This is proving to be a successful alternative to face to face meetings.

We will keep you updated regarding any changes to our service delivery.


24 April 2020

Mediation still available

Mediation has moved online!

Along with many other organisations, our service is adapting to the lockdown situation. We are now successfully using technology, that is videoconferencing, to hold meetings, with Zoom being the preferred choice. All types of mediation including Family, Neighbourhood, Workplace and Intergenerational (Time 2 Talk) can be done in this way. All you need is a smartphone and an internet connection.

Please email us to enquire - manager@hrmediation.co.uk

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