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...



17 November 2020

25th Anniversary

Celebrating our 25th anniversary!

Hastings and Rother Mediation Service is 25 years old today! Nicola Hawkins set the service up from scratch 25 years ago and remains the Manager today - what an incredible achievement! We celebrated with a Zoom get together this morning and hope to be able to get together in person with staff, trustees and volunteers next Spring.


6 November 2020

Service update

Service Update

As from 5 November the service has suspended all face to face meetings until the end of lockdown. Mediation will continue and all meetings/sessions will be carried out either on the phone or using videoconferencing apps such as Zoom.


4 September 2020

Funding News!

Garfield Weston Foundation

We cannot thank Garfield Weston enough for generosity in funding our Intergenerational Mediation project - Time 2 Talk, it will make an enormous difference.


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!

National Family Mediation`
awards for all`
Legal Aid Agency
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner
College of Mediators