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Mediation Explained – Listen to our Radio Interview

25th January 2017 by Gemma Burden

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Gemma Burden, one of our partners who is charge of the Mediation Department,  talking with Jonathan Hines from UK Talk Radio on Mediation.

Topics she covers include;

  • The aim of mediation in family cases and why it works
  • Mediating over finances
  • Mediating over child arrangements / giving children a voice
  • Paying for mediation – availability of legal aid  / cost benefits to clients who have to pay
  • Mediation in cases of high conflict or domestic abuse


Gemma Burden

Partner — Mediation

Direct dial: 01202 721822
Switchboard: 01202 721822


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  • “I was very happy with Gemma Burden. She was very clear and to the point. Gemma Burden was very good at staying neutral. This must be very hard sometimes. She is very professional and is very good at explaining all points in mediation. I would recommend Laceys Mediation to all. I would give Gemma Burden top marks in all aspects of mediation and she has my thanks.”


  • “Gemma was able to help us narrow the issues between us so we could focus on resolution. I feel she treated us both equally and professionally.”

    Maria Vine

  • “Gemma seemed to quickly understand our situation and acted accordingly and in what I felt with best interest.”


Gemma is the head of our mediation department and a Family Mediation Council Accredited lawyer mediator. Gemma qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and joined Laceys in 2001. She has specialised in family law since qualifying as a mediator in 2009.

Gemma is qualified in all areas of family mediation, including divorce and financial settlements, child arrangements and property disputes between cohabitees.  She is also qualified to see children as part of the mediation process.  Gemma is able to draw on her legal expertise when helping couples work out complex financial settlements and new parenting arrangements.

Gemma is a member of the Family Mediators Association and the Law Society Family Mediation Accreditation Scheme.

In her spare time Gemma likes to spend time with her family, enjoys walking swimming and zumba in an effort to keep fit and healthy, and likes to be in the fresh air and enjoying our wonderful coastline.

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