Mediation

The virtual divorce

Edward Cooke explains why family law professionals must embrace training opportunities to meet new digital challenges 

20 Jan 2021 | Divorce

Family courts crisis deepening amid rise in domestic violence

The president of the family division warns that the problems of the crisis in the family courts were not going away and are getting worse

21 Oct 2020 | ADR

Child contact charity reports fall in solicitors’ referrals

The proportion of referrals from solicitors to the National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC) has fallen by 46 percentage points sinc

16 Oct 2019 | Divorce

Price of success: the hidden costs of financial dispute resolution hearings

FDRs were going to make divorce proceedings fairer and faster but instead they have led to mechanical lawyering; divorce lawyers must now offer better solu

02 Feb 2019 | Divorce

Raising awareness of the benefits of mediation

Developing student lawyers’ negotiating skills as well as their advocacy skills is essential to encourage out-of-court solutions where appropriate, says Ca

14 Sep 2017 | Mediation

Momentum for change in family mediation

A combination of mediation with legal advice would be an attractive offering for many clients, writes Kare

03 May 2017 | Divorce

Family mediation: Making the process mainstream

As family mediation week 2017 unfolds, Jean-Yves Gilg says mediation could become the new norm, but only if enough momentum is built up in support of th

24 Jan 2017 | Family

Family mediators call on lawyers and judges to be more supportive

Initiative is reminder to family lawyers of their duty to consider all dispute resolutio

23 Jan 2017 | ADR

Calls for ADR renewed as ‘Divorce Month’ begins

Family charity calls for greater take-up of out-of-court options for separatin

03 Jan 2017 | ADR

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