Adding Things Up

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One wonders whether the Ministry of Justice can add up numbers at all, even more so whether joined up thinking can ensue. The President in his 15th view from his chambers (October 2016 Family Law) warns of the looming crisis … Continued

Mediators Drafting Consent Orders

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The Family Mediation Council is consulting (closing 31st January) on whether, contrary to the present rules governing mediators, we should be allowed to draft consent orders. Mediators are governed by those rules whatever our professional background. For those who are … Continued

Children Calling

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It’s Family Mediation Week again. Roll on the time when it doesn’t need a special week to raise awareness because it’s an entirely accepted and expected route for separating/separated couples. It isn’t rocket science that negotiation conducted and facilitated by a professional is … Continued

Why MIAMs?

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I’ve heard MIAMs described somewhere as a failed project because of the relatively low take up. The answer there is that, until all courts start to enforce the need for a MIAM referral before an application is made, there can … Continued