"Choose a bridge that others have already crossed" (Azerbaijani proverb).
mediation-1st was founded by Martin Plowman in 2003.
After over fifteen years as the Head of Litigation at Leathes Prior, Martin had become convinced of the value of mediation. His own experience as a litigator had also left him in no doubt about what he was looking for from a mediation service:
Over 500 mediations later, we've tried to deliver just that. Our mediators' availability is right here on the Diary & Booking page. We don't charge hidden extras; these mediation fees are what you pay, and not a penny more. We specialise in both time limited and full day mediation. And we recognise that each calls for its own approach.
And as for the quality of our mediators? We'd like to think that we've delivered there, too, but ultimately the only judges of whether we've done that are those who use our services. We try to be transparent about your views too; here's our feedback, and here's a link to the National Mediator Database League Table's independent ranking.