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...

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”

30 January 2019

Mayor of Hastings Nigel Sinden visits mediation office

We were very pleased to welcome the Mayor of Hastings Nigel Sinden to the mediation office this morning. Nigel was very encouraging about the work we do here and recognised that mediation input saves public money by preventing conflict from escalating. Pictured here with Nicola Hawkins, Manager, Alison Rouncivell, Time 2 Talk Co-ordinator and Becky Sperring, Neighbourhood Co-ordinator

21 - 25 January 2019

Family Mediation Week

We are supporting Family Mediation Week.


Please contact Jill our Family Mediation Co-ordinator on 01424 446808 for more information or to book.

19 December 2018

Christmas and New Year opening times

The office will close at 4pm on Friday 21 December and will reopen on Wednesday 2 January at 9am.

Merry Christmas from all the team at Mediation East Sussex.

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