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25 September 2015
Every parent wants what is best for their child but in times of separation and relationship breakdown it is all too easy to lose sight of how our children are coping and feeling. Ultimately we must always try to put them first.
3 November 2014
More changes are afoot in mediation. As you will be aware, in April 2013 the Government removed legal aid funding for family law court proceedings, however continued to provide legal aid for mediation. This was as a result of the governments thinking that resolving family disputes by way of mediation is the preferred method to acrimonious court proceedings.
30 September 2014
Not sure what mediation is all about, then watch this. The Ministry of Justice have produced a video which explains the mediation process, and how it can help to settle disputes.
23 April 2014
The 22nd April 2014 has been a long time coming for mediators, with sweeping changes being introduced under section 10 of the Children and Family Act. So what does this mean for clients and why have us mediators been holding our breaths?
3 May 2013
With the withdrawal of legal aid many separating and divorcing couples on lower incomes now have to face managing their emotions and financial affairs without the support of a solicitor - their emotional prop, their listening ear, their legal advisor. Only where domestic violence is a factor will legal aid continue to be available for family law matters.