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Legal advice for both clients

Legal advice for both clients As mediators we are sometimes asked for this by clients – and now, apparently, it is available. Two family law barristers have set up what is believed to be the first service allowing separating couples …

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Round up of recent research – Seventh Family Justice Bulletin

Round up of recent research – Seventh Family Justice Bulletin The Ministry of Justice has published its seventh bulletin, reviewing and providing links to recent research into family justice issues (the last bulletin was published in December 2015, so this …

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Digital Family Law Service being developed

Digital Family Law Service being developed Earlier this month, Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) started enabling people to issue divorce petitions online, which has apparently reduced to nearly zero the number of errors that previously led to so …

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Parental Alienation – review of research and case law.

Parental Alienation – review of research and case law. Cafcass Cymru (the Welsh arm of Cafcass) has commissioned and published a study into parental alienation, written by a team in Cascade, the Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre at …

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Re M – A (A Child)(2018) EWCA Civ 896 C of A, 25th April 2018, Hamblen and peter Jackson LJJ

Re M-A (A Child) [2018] EWCA Civ 896 Court of Appeal, 25 April 2018, Hamblen and Peter Jackson LJJ The British mother and the American father had a very brief relationship, as a result of which the child was born …

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P v C (2018)EWHC 693 (Fam) Family Division, 28th March 2018 Russell J

P v C [2018] EWHC 693 (Fam) Family Division, 28 March 2018, Russell J The parents had two children, now 14 and 12; the parents separated when the children were very young. The elder child had been diagnosed with Asperger’s …

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A v B (2018) EWFC4 Family Court, 26th January 2018, Baker J

A v B [2018] EWFC 4 Family Court, 26 January 2018, Baker J The couple were married in 1983 and had two adult children together. The wife had a successful career and was the main breadwinner. The husband claimed to …

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Waggott v Waggott (2018) EWCA Civ 727 Court of Appeal 11th April 2018

Waggott v Waggott [2018] EWCA Civ 727 Court of Appeal, 11 April 2018, Sir James Munby P, Moylan LJ and MacDonald J The husband was 53 and the wife 47, they started living together in 1991, married in 2000 and …

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Please raise your voice so that children can have theirs!

‘Child-inclusive mediation’ was previously known as ‘direct child consultation’, the term used in the UK College Policy and Practice Guide-lines 2002. This term was thought to deter parents and children from taking part –  and possibly some mediators as well …

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FMC share Press Release in support of Family Mediation Week.

The FMC has published the results of its Autumn survey today, to coincide with Family Mediation Week.   25th January 2018 Immediate release Family mediation works, but low levels of awareness mean families are missing out The Family Mediation Council …

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