New mediation service starts

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A LAW firm in South Yorkshire is offering families the chance to resolve disputes without going to court through a new mediation service.

Dawn Lowry, a lawyer at Howells in Rotherham, has trained as a mediator, and is now qualified to help couples negotiate arrangements for their children or finances.

The process is confidential and voluntary, and the mediator manages the sessions while allowing the parties to retain control.

Dawn, a charted legal executive, trained with the nationally-recognised organisation Resolution, and said she was ‘delighted and proud’ to have completed her training.

“Mediation plays a huge part in family law disputes,” she added.

“It also avoids the expense of court proceedings.”

Howells’ family law department has offices in Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley.

Call 01709 364000 for more information.