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.

Contact us on 020 8315 7460 for a confidential discussion


COVID-19 & Appointments – Low cost family mediation

If you are experiencing difficulties as a result of COVID-19 we maybe able to help with the cost of mediation through our National Lottery COVID Fund. Call 020 8315 7460 to discuss. 


We are now able to offer a limited number of face-to-face meetings at our Bromley office as well as Zoom appointments for MIAM meetings and mediations. Zoom is a video meeting App which you can download for free onto your phone/laptop or other device. Find out more here.

Mediation by video meeting is a recognised approach, approved by the FMC (Family Mediation Council). We have used Zoom for MIAM meetings for several years and we have now used it successfully to help many clients to reach agreements during the lockdown period.

We have conducted a COVID-19 risk assessment and have introduced a range of measures to protect clients who prefer to visit the office from the risks of COVID 19.

Please call on 020 8315 7460 to find out more or if would like to arrange an appointment.