A HAMPSHIRE law firm has launched a new mediation service following Britain’s longest-running and most bitter divorce.

Samantha Miles, partner and head of the family department at Warner Goodman LLP has set up the new service ahead of plans by the Government to do so.

A multi-million pound divorce case involving two millionaires lasting seven years and involving 65 court hearings was, according to the judge, “extraordinary even by the standards of the most bitter of matrimonial breakdowns”. 

It’s possible that mediation could have helped the couple agree on financial matters earlier and with this in mind the Government is pushing plans through Parliament in a bit to to reduce the emotional and financial burden of divorce, by proposing more mediation for couples who are splitting up. 

Samantha has seen first-hand how mediation can help couples make life-changing decisions in their relationship, and so is wholly supportive of this initiative.

“In a court case, the judge will have much wider discretion, but it’s not the job of the judge to arrange a compromise that both sides can live with,” she said. 

For more information about Warner Goodman LLP’s Mediation service, visit www.wgmediation.co.uk or call 023 8071 7431 to book an appointment.