Our History


Part of what makes UK Mediation unique is our origins in psychotherapy. During the 1990s, Dr Mike Talbot, our founder, was engaged in academic research and private psychotherapy work.

What was happening

  • 1994-1999

    Mike Talbot, our founder, does pioneering work applying psychotherapy in the field of conflict resolution.

  • 1999

    The company is first incorporated as Midlands Mediation Limited.


As the business grows and matures, we accumulate all of the accreditations and industry recognition our growing client base expects. Our workplace mediation experience continues to grow as more and more businesses recognise the benefit.

What was happening

  • February 2001

    The company undertakes its first major overseas work in Spain and Gibraltar.

  • February 2003

    We gain Law Society accreditation as a CPD provider.

  • January 2006

    We work with HM Courts Service to set up The National Mediation Helpline.

  • February 2006

    We become one of the first providers to be accredited by The Civil Mediation Council.

  • March 2006

    Due to expansion, the company is re-incorporated as UK Mediation Limited.

  • August 2006

    The company is awarded the Investors in People standard.

  • September 2006

    The Trading Standards Institute accredits our training in mediation for consumer disputes.

  • June 2008

    The Bar Standards Board accredits UK Mediation to provide CPD.


With a full decade’s trading history under our belt, we set our sights on further differentiating the business from our competition and achieving more industry and academic recognition.

What was happening

  • January 2012

    Our accredited commercial mediation training is recognised by The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

  • February 2012

    The company is awarded the ISO 9001 quality standard.

  • March 2013

    The UK’s first ever Level 4 Mediator Qualifications are launched by UK Mediation.

  • September 2014

    OFQUAL recognises our Level 4 and Level 5 mediator qualifications on their Register of Regulated Qualifications.

  • January 2017

    After years of study and research, our CEO, Mike Talbot, achieves a doctorate in psychology.

  • October 2017

    UK Mediation begins its longstanding working relationship with Great Ormond Street Hospital.

  • April 2018

    We work with the Northern Ireland Civil Service to set up their internal mediation service.

  • September 2018

    The company continues its overseas expansion by working with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Stockholm, Sweden.


Now recognised as the UK’s leading providers of mediation services and training, and with over 20 years’ experience, UK Mediation looks to expand further and bring the benefits of mediation to a wider audience.

What was happening

  • January 2021

    Our Level 4 qualification is formally recognised as a ‘Certified Mediator Training Program’ by the International Mediation Institute (IMI).

Meet Dr Mike

Find out more about our founder, his background in psychotherapy, mediation experience, interests and activities as CEO of UK Mediation.

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Our accreditations

We’re really proud of the long list of accreditations we’ve accumulated over the years, but what do they all mean?

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