Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAM’s

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We have a situation where the official publicity about mediation information and assessment meetings (MIAM’s) says that clients can tell the mediation service if they want separate MIAM’s, the implication being that a joint meeting is the norm. The reality … Continued

Pick a Mediator, Any Mediator?

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Hopefully from January next year, the Family Mediation Council (FMC) will have in place requirements for gaining accreditation as a family mediator. Many of us in the trade say “At long last”. Probably the vast majority of people who are … Continued

Agenda Setting

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The conduct of the mediation process is the responsibility of the mediator. That responsibility covers many things such as laying down the ground rules, ensuring that each client  is heard, equalizing the playing field, ensuring that financial disclosure is sufficient -without … Continued

Shuttle Mediation

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Commercial mediators will be surprised that, for us family mediators, the use of shuttle mediation in family mediation cases is a subject of, sometimes heated, debate. “Why so?” they say as that is their usual model. For all those of … Continued

Accreditation/Experience

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Before I become a signed up client of a legal practice, I have to be told who will be representing and advising me and what that person’s level of qualification is. I therefore know whether I am speaking to a trainee solicitor … Continued