I have just completed a 3 day course of training in online mediation.  Online mediation is very similar to face to face mediation but the meetings take place over webcams on a computer, tablet or smartphone, rather than in a room.

Online mediation may be preferred if:
  • You do not live near to the other party (perhaps because you are in different countries);
  • You and the other party do not live near to a mediator;
  • You wish to save time travelling to the mediation;
  • You consider that you would be at risk of harm if you were in the same room as the other party;
  • You suffer from a disability that makes attending a mediator difficult; or
  • You would prefer to mediate online, just as you shop or bank online.
For online mediation I will be using a software called "Zoom.us" which you will have to download.  This is a free video interface software which offers high levels of confidentiality and security.  You can download it by clicking on the following link: https://zoom.us/download

If you are connecting from a laptop or a desktop, please select the option "Zoom Client for Meetings".  If you connect from a mobile phone or from a tablet, please select the option "Zoom Mobile Apps".