Ultimately yes. Whilst mediators can give you general information about the law and how the legal system works, they cannot give you legal advice. You can engage a solicitor with whom you can consult throughout the mediation process. At the end of mediation you will get a written summary of the decisions you have reached. It should be borne in mind that this is not a legally binding document and you will need a solicitor to draw up a formal agreement or an Order for the Court to make it binding.