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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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Mediation Intake Assessments

Mediation reduces court applications and legal costs Mediation Intake Assessments or MIAMs are critical to disputants understanding how mediation can help them and to diverting some cases from court and settling them in mediation. Without compulsory MIAMs court applications increase, …

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Some positive experiences of mediation

The following quotes are all from real clients who wanted to let their FMA mediators know what family mediation was like for them – with thanks to the services who shared their positive comments with us. “Wonderful result. Very good job, thank …

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The British Justice System is in more trouble than the NHS – what you need to know

By Mary Banham-Hall, mediator, MD of Focus Mediation  Historically the British Justice system has been the envy of the civilised world, copied and admired for its fairness, integrity and skills – BUT it has become unworkable, dysfunctional and is in …

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Mediation…the positive choice

‘Mediation is an empowering process for the children, and it can lead to their parents making more informed and suitable decisions for the future’. This simple statement by an experienced mediator has been strongly endorsed by children and young people …

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Accentuate the positive!

This year’s Family Mediation Week finishes on a positive note!

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