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Goodman Ray supports Family Mediation Week – 16th-20th January 2023.

Parents who have decided to separate or divorce are urged to find out how to avoid courtroom confrontation to settle money and parenting arrangements, with the launch of Family Mediation Week, 16th to 20th January 2023.

The accredited mediators at Goodman Ray (Trudi Featherstone and Thomas Brownrigg) offer a free 15-minute consultation to discuss how mediation can help separated or separating parents. Goodman Ray have physical offices in London and Brighton and services in Oxford.  Meditation can be conducted face to face or online using zoom or teams meaning anyone can access the mediation service regardless of location. Mediation week is designed to raise awareness of the huge benefits of family mediation, a process that can help separating partners agree what works best for them, avoiding the court process and the stress, delay, and cost that the court proceedings can bring.

The decision to separate will prompt many difficult questions for people:

  • Who lives where?
  • Where will the children live, and how will we make sure we each spend time with them?
  • How will we sort out the money?
  • What about debts and pensions?
  • And even the family dog?


Family Mediation Week shines a helpful spotlight on these tricky issues, offering separating parents’ information about their options as they look to make arrangements for parenting, property and finances.

Family mediation is a process where an independent, professionally trained mediator helps parents to work these matters out, enabling them to avoid courtroom confrontation and to maintain an amicable post separation relationship. Professional mediators help empower parents to create long-term solutions for their circumstances, rather than leaving it to a court to make decisions for their family.

Trudi Featherstone and Thomas Brownrigg are both experienced accredited family mediators. Thomas Brownrigg provides Child Inclusive Mediation.

Goodman Ray is part of the Ministry of Justice’s Family Mediation Voucher Scheme, which meets up to £500 of mediation costs for families if they need to discuss arrangements for children.

Legal Aid remains available for family mediation.

Anyone wanting to know more about the benefits of family mediation can visit or call 020 7608 1227 and ask to speak to Trudi Featherstone ( or Thomas Brownrigg (



Trudi Featherstone
Partner & Mediator


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