Portsmouth Law School

Further information about Portsmouth Mediation Service

A Registered Charity, the PMS provides services free at the point of use wherever possible but is reliant on funding from organisations, grants, and donations to enable it to function. Any surpluses of income over expenditure are ploughed back into improving and developing the services which it can provide.

Students help clients with mediation on issues such as:

  • workplace disputes
  • tenant and landlords disputes
  • issues between individuals living within a household
  • issues between tradespeople and contractors
  • disputes between neighbours

The PMS also offers Assessment services and a range of expertise promoting facilitation and management of meetings where disputes (including complaints) are involved and it is important that the people concerned feel that they have been enabled to express their views and been heard and understood.

What can you expect from this service?

The aim of the Portsmouth Mediation Service (PMS) is to assist individuals with problems or difficulties with other people to resolve those situations, enabling the individuals concerned and those with whom they come into contact to have a better quality of life, free from worry or unease as a result of those disputes.

What will it cost?

The Portsmouth Mediation Service is free.

What service can PMS offer?

Volunteer Mediators form the mainstay of the Mediation services and the PMS recruits and trains local people and University of Portsmouth students. This gives individuals an interesting and fulfilling role, as well as a nationally recognised accreditation as a Mediator.

Basically, the PMS is a people-focussed service, working with and for individuals. People are usually empowered by involvement in Mediation and this is reflected throughout other aspects of their lives.


Further information and contact details:


If you need to contact PMS – Oasis the Venue, Arundel Street, Portsmouth PO1 1NP

Telephone 02392431352