MIAMs stands for Mediation Information & Assessment Meeting. A MIAMs appointment is the first stage in any mediation. It gives the mediator a chance to meet with each of the couples separately, carry out safeguarding checks and ascertain what the issues are and what each of the couples thinks about the issues. It is also an opportunity to consider other dispute resolution options, which may suit you better than mediation.

Not all cases are suitable for mediation. In a MIAMs appointment, the aim is to decide if mediation is a suitable route for you to take. MIAMs are conducted by the mediator, who can explain all the options for resolving matters without going to court. During a MIAMs appointment, the mediator assesses whether or not the circumstances surrounding a particular case are suitable for mediation.

If you want to issue proceedings to sort out issues relating to children or finances, then in most cases you will have to attend a MIAMs appointment before issuing proceedings and obtain a certificate from the mediator. Jacky Lewis is an accredited mediator and is able to conduct  MIAMs appointments and to provide MIAMs certificates.
These meetings can take place in person or by Zoom.


Our Values

Jacky Lewis Family Law is a specialist family law firm in the centre of Epsom.  Jacky Lewis provides a collaborative approach to resolving family issues.



Jacky ensures that you receive relaxed and friendly advice in a professional manner at all times.



Jacky provides support and assistance to clients suffering from family issues in a clear and readily comprehensible fashion.


Reasonable Costs

Jacky maintains high quality on all her family law services at competitive prices.



Jacky offers reasonably priced services for everyone who has experienced a relationship breakdown or who wants the protection of a prenuptial or cohabitation agreement. She will offer fixed fees and, depending on the financial situation of the client, discounted rates.

Jacky specialises in dealing with financial arrangements following on from the breakdown of relationships, whether marriage, civil partnership or cohabitation. She also assists clients with matters relating to their children.

Jacky prepares prenuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.

Jacky can mediate between you and your partner. Jacky can also work collaboratively with you and your partner and their lawyer to find a solution, which is acceptable to both of you.

Fixed Fees

Jacky offers an initial Fixed Fee Interview of an hour for £125.00 + V.A.T. This will give you an opportunity to meet Jacky, to discuss your problems and to work out a plan for sorting things out. If you would like an appointment, please contact us.

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