Meredith Yates

FMCA Mediator

About Meredith Yates


Meredith Yates began his career as a journalist and wrote articles for the TV Times and the Economist, among others.

He went on to work as a community worker in London’s East End, run local London charities and started one of the first community mediation centres in the U.K.

Since 1990 he has specialised in child issues mediation at the South East London Family Mediation Bureau.
He completed an MA in psychoanalytic studies at the Tavistock Institute and trained with the Institute of Mediation and Conflict Resolution in New York and with the Conflict Resolution Centre in San Francisco.
He managed Southwark Mediation Centre for 12 years and, subsequently, the Divorce Mediation CS in Belgravia.
He also has many years of business experience and one son.



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COVID-19 & Appointments

In light of recent Coronavirus developments SELFMB are offering clients the opportunity to book a MIAM appointment by Zoom, as an alternative to a face-to-face meeting, or to change an existing MIAM appointment to a Zoom appointment. Zoom is a video meeting App which you can download for free onto your phone/laptop or other device. Find out more here.

In some cases we will also be offering mediations by Zoom. We would usually conduct mediations in person, however mediation by video meeting is a recognised approach, approved by the FMC (Family Mediation Council). With the increased risk of Coronavirus we are looking at how we can continue to provide services to clients whilst reducing the risk to clients and staff.

Please call on 020 8315 7460 if you have any questions or would like to arrange an appointment or request to change an appointment to Zoom.