Category Archive: Mediation

Jan 14

WALES/ENGLAND – Referrals to family mediation plummet

Referrals to family mediation – the government’s flagship solution to the removal of legal aid and congested courts – have nosedived, according to figures seen by the Gazette.     Family mediation referrals fell nationally by an average of 26% for the three months from April to June 2013 compared with the same period in …

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Jun 08

WALES/ENGLAND – New mediation laws to help separating couples

Separating couples will be legally required to find out about ways to settle disputes away from the courtroom, under new laws currently going through Parliament. Justice Minister Lord McNally with staff from the Family Mediation Bureau in Bromley, South East London. New figures show that 124,420 couples filed for divorce in 2012 but instead of …

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Mar 23

WALES/ENGLAND – ‘Unbundling’ the new craze as lawyer-backed family mediation service launches

  Divorce: unbundled legal advice for couples taking part in mediation A lawyer-backed service that supports divorcing couples during mediation, charging fixed fees to halve the cost, is being billed as a possible lifeline for family legal aid lawyers after 1 April. It is further evidence of a move towards ‘unbundling’ legal services to attract …

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Mar 23

UK – Counting the Cost of Family Failure: £46bn and still rising

The Relationships Foundation’s annual “Cost of Family Failure Index” is now widely quoted both in the UK and internationally. The latest update shows that the breakdown of relationships continues to be a huge charge on the public purse and has risen to £46bn a year (equivalent to a cost of £1,541 per taxpayer).   Commenting, …

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Mar 23

WALES/ENGLAND – Moving family mediation forward

Family Justice Minister Lord McNally has called on mediators to lead the way in promoting out of court solutions to help separating families. At a Family Mediation Council conference for practitioners in London, he said: “My message to you as practitioners and supervisors is simple – your time is now – you now have a …

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Feb 27

WALES/ENGLAND – Mediation fails to reduce litigation over children

  Solicitors and courts to blame for limiting impact of MIAMs Greater use of mediation in family proceedings has had a limited impact on the number of children involved in private family law cases, recent figures show. Since the obligation to consider mediation was introduced in April 2011, the number of children involved in private …

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