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.

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

5 July 2019


Due to re-organisation we are looking to recruit 2 new members of staff, to start week commencing 30 September 2019.

Neighbourhood Mediation Co-ordinator – 18 hours / week. Salary band 11- 15 (£21,166 – £22,911) pro rata.

Intergenerational Mediation Case Worker – 12 hours / week. Salary band 6 – 10 (£19,171 - £20,751) pro rata

Mediation skills are desirable, but not essential, and applicants must be willing to undertake relevant training.

For further information please contact: The Manager at Hastings & Rother Mediation Service: manager@hrmediation.co.uk / 01424 446808

28 May 2019

Celebrating 2000th neighbourhood mediation case

The service is very proud to announce that we have recently completed our 2000th neighbourhood mediation case. Since the service was founded in 1995 we have opened more than 2000 neighbourhood cases meaning we have helped over 4000 people living in the local community. We are very proud of the fact that this continues to be a largely free service.

19 February 2019

Thank you for your feedback!

Recent feedback for our Time 2 Talk (intergenerational) Mediation project included:

“Hastings and Rother Mediation Service gets families talking to each other so they can face challenges together and enjoy a happy future together”

“Don’t turn your back on advice without trying it”

National Family Mediation`
awards for all`
BBC Children in Need
Legal Aid Agency
Help and support for separated families
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner