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Helping support families with relationship issues during the Coronovirus

19th March 2020 by Kenneth Clarke

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These are very worrying times for the health of the nation. Life as we knew it has, for the moment at least, changed dramatically. Social and business activities have been curtailed or severely restricted, with people being advised to stay indoors as much as possible and limit contact with others.

Such restrictions create additional pressures and problems for families going through the trauma of their relationship breaking down. Divorce proceedings could be delayed and if one of the parties was contemplating leaving the family home to ease the tensions, such a move might be postponed, thereby creating the potential for heightened conflict for the parties and their children.

It is therefore vital that families in crisis are able to access the professional services that can give them advice, support and assistance during this difficult period.

Laceys solicitors have obviously had to implement measures to protect their staff by reducing the number of people in our offices at any one time, whilst at the same time maintaining a good service for our clients.

The mediation department will remain open and clients will still have access to our support staff and our mediators. Please visit our website www.laceyssolicitors.co.uk for further information and regular updates.

In terms of appointments, in order to ensure the health and safety of both our mediators and our clients, unless absolutely necessary MIAM and mediation sessions will be conducted remotely via Skype.

Kenneth Clarke

Associate — Family Mediation

Direct dial: 01202 721822
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“What could have potentially been an extremely upsetting and inflammatory scenario, proved to be a surprisingly smooth and conflict free process through Laceys mediation. With Kenneth’s extensive experience we were able to reach an agreeable outcome without spending our life savings!”

Julie Morris

Kenneth is the elder statesman of our mediation team, with forty years’ experience as a family lawyer, and qualified as a mediator in 1996. Kenneth has been a key member of the Laceys mediation team since 2005, specialising in financial and children cases, with a particular interest and specialisation in high conflict cases.

Kenneth is also qualified to consult with children, a growing part of the mediation process. Always looking to expand the boundaries of mediation practice,  Kenneth brings a degree of gravitas, humour, understanding and empathy when he mediates with clients,  creating a positive environment in which clients work together to resolve their issues quickly and cost-effectively.

Out of office hours, Kenneth’s main passion is writing musical theatre. When he has time Kenneth also enjoys travel, especially cruising.

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