Christmas Child Arrangements

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Christmas is coming. One could be excused for imagining that it actually arrived weeks ago as theĀ  run up now seems to start in October. However it really is about to arrive now. My advent calendar counts down the days. … Continued

Signs of Life

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I hardly dare type this as I fear I may incurĀ cosmic revenge. However it’s cold and drear and I at least need cheering up so I will take the risk. I have already been cheered up over the last couple … Continued

Disclosure & Engagement

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This isn’t a reprise of why financial disclosure is essential in a financial mediation but about how a client’s approach to dealing with disclosure is a test of how engaged that client is with the mediation process. Once upon a … Continued

A Good Idea in Theory

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First the coalition government, lots of children’s/young people’s groups and now the proposed new Family Mediation Council code of practice for child inclusive mediation believe that children over 10 should be able to talk to a neutral person when their … Continued

Mediation IS A Business

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It would be entirely uncontroversial to say that lawyers, whilst being professionals, are also business people who need to have an eye to all that is necessary to run a successful business. It would be equally unremarkable to accept that … Continued