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...



9 May 2018

Feedback from Sussex Police

From Dan Russell Inspector Rother District, Prevention Team

“The mediation service has been an invaluable service I have used throughout my time with Sussex Police. Many of the neighbour disputes we deal with do not have a criminal element or are so complex they are very difficult for the police to resolve alone. Being able to refer cases to trained mediators by such an easy process is really important and provides a crucial service in assisting the police to resolve these issues in order to prevent further calls to police. Due to limited resources and increasing demands police often do not have the time to mediate between residents. I have made a number of referrals to the mediation service which have been acted upon efficiently and professionally. Whenever I have followed up on a case I receive updates in a very timely manner and those working for the mediation service are always more than happy to help. I am aware a number of officers I work with have also used the service and have been very impressed with the service they have received. Following referral to the mediation service many low level neighbour disputes have been resolved and as a result require no further police intervention”.


4 April 2018

Worried about summer holiday parenting arrangements?

Were Easter holiday parenting arrangements a struggle as a separated parent?

Now is the time to think ahead for the summer.

Family mediation can help parents look at pick-ups, drops offs and living arrangements over the long summer break. The first step is to book a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM).

We can usually offer you an appointment within a few days.

Phone 01424 446808 for more information.


30 January 2018

Training in managing conflict and challenging behaviour

We were delighted when Nick Strapp from Maybo, Conflict Management Training, came to the service to deliver training to our staff and volunteers. The mediators said that it was one of the best and most interesting training sessions that they have attended.


22 - 26 January 2018

Family Mediation Week

We offer family mediation at our venues in St Leonards on sea, Eastbourne and Shoreham by sea

To enquire or book a Mediation Assessment and Information Meeting (MIAM) please phone 01424 446808

Prices start at £85 for a MIAM

Mediation is FREE OF CHARGE if you are eligible for legal aid (we can assess you)


5 January 2018

MORE COUPLES WILL DECIDE TO DIVORCE ON JANUARY 12 THAN ANY OTHER DAY, LAWYERS CLAIM

We offer family mediation at our venues in Shoreham by sea, Hastings and Eastbourne.

Family Mediation:

  • is a more amicable way or resolving issues
  • puts children at the core of negotiations
  • helps improve communication
  • is cheaper than going through a lawyer
  • is quicker than going through legal channels
  • can keep disputes out of court
  • is encouraged by the court
  • ensures each person is heard
  • ensures that any agreement reached is in the interest of both parties

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