Meet Laurie Avadis, Family Mediator

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Laurie Avadis Family Mediation

Laurie Avadis


Laurie Avadis, Family Law Mediator

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Contact number 07720 440 831

My name is Laurie and I am qualified as a family law mediator with resolution and registered with the FMC.

'After more than three and a half decades of working as a family solicitor, I was determined to use the skills I have learned to help people use family mediation services to find much needed solutions.  I believe that long protracted court proceedings do not benefit my clients or their families and through mediation this can be avoided. I enable, guide and empower separated families to reach parenting plans or financial settlements themselves – quickly, cost-effectively and amicably.

My background and experience as a solicitor who has appeared at every level of court means I understand the law and can give legal information during mediation about the court process, factors and the range of orders the courts make. Clients find this helps them reach settlements.

At Laurie Avadis Family Mediation I have embraced online working, utilising remote meetings, Zoom calls, working with multiple screen’s, and sharing key documents when required.

I offer a family law mediation service for the whole of Surrey, including Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge and the surrounding areas. 

If you would like to know more about my services, please get in touch. There is absolutely no obligation to proceed. Approach me to see how I could be the right mediation service for you.'


I qualified as a solicitor in 1985.

Was a partner in Kaye Tesler solicitors and The Luper Partnership before setting up my own firm in 1998. Avadis and Co was highly regarded firm in North London for 22 years until 2020 when I joined Lewis Nedas Law and Ewings and co as a consultant solicitor.

I am a member of the Child Care Panel, Resolution, the Child Poverty Action Group, and the Association of Lawyers for Children.  I have been a family law  solicitor advocate since 1990 appearing in trials and hearings in courts of all levels, from the County Court to the Court of Appeal. I have represented clients of all means, from limited income to high net worth and has a reputation for tenacity, pragmatism and success. I am always available for my clients and take enormous pride in guiding and supporting them through their cases from beginning to end. I have had hundreds of successful outcomes in family law cases.

I am now bringing my experience as a family law solicitor working both with adults and children, to family mediation. My approach is to empathise, to understand and to listen.

Outside of work

  • I have been a singer/songwriter with the band “The Last Postman” and latterly “The Nightingale Experience” since the 80’s and have played innumerable gigs from the Roundhouse in 1985 to the Fête de la musique in Montreuil-Bellay and Camden live in 2016. 

  • In 2015 my novel ‘Ex’ was published and was distributed by Penguin. 2020 My collection of poetry ‘33.9 Million Miles From Lyme Regis’ was published by Cerasus.

  • I am a keen artist and photographer. I held a photography exhibition in September 2020 at the Peggy Jay Gallery in Hampstead.

  • I am an active member of Viceroys triathlon team and have been completing in triathlon for many years.