Free advice for Yorkshire couples during family mediation week

Published: 23rd January, 2017

We are offering a free consultation to anyone in Yorkshire who is facing a post-Christmas separation and needs advice.

Partner and mediator Rachel Spencer Robb, who heads our Family law team, is offering a free 30 minute mediation consultation to help people who are considering separation or divorce during Family Mediation Week.

Organised by the Family Mediators Association, Family Mediation Week takes place between 23-27 January, and aims to raise awareness of family mediation as an alternative to costly court battles for separating couples.

Rachel says: “Many people thinking about separation or divorce believe that they will inevitably find themselves in court and, every year, thousands of families are torn apart by bitter court battles. Relationships between separating parents are sometimes irretrievably broken, and all too often their children are caught up in the middle.

“It’s important to realise that it doesn’t have to be that way. Family mediation has helped many divorcing parents build a constructive future for their family, without a court imposing decisions on them, and research shows that mediation is often the best way for families to resolve conflicts. It is faster, less costly and – crucially – less adversarial than divorcing through the courts.

“Unfortunately, too few people realise this and end up locked in angry disputes that have far-reaching consequences for them, and for their children. Sadly, this time of year often sees an increase in the number of couples going their separate ways.

“We want to help those people understand that lawyers and courts aren’t their only divorce option, and also to let other people know that family mediation is something that they can suggest to friends or family members who are experiencing separation, and who don’t know where to go for help.”

To arrange a free half-hour consultation with trained family mediator Rachel Spencer Robb call 01943 885 790, email


Rachel Spencer Robb is nationally recognised as an expert in her field by independent legal guide Chambers and Partners for the last four consecutive years.

Most recently Chambers UK (2017) stated : Rachel Spencer Robb leads the family law team at LCF Law and “works hard to deliver practical solutions for her clients.” Sources consistently emphasise her skills in collaborative proceedings, particularly in relation to divorces. Peers commend her as ”articulate and persuasive in meetings; she’s a good listener.”

For further advice please contact Rachel Spencer-Robb on 01943 885 790 or