Mediation: The long, long wait

Dealing with emotion is important, but the dispute resolution process is not the place, writes Jean-Yve

14 Oct 2016

Compulsory mediation can work for low-value disputes, say lawyers

Forcing mediation on a reluctant party may not result in settlement but the process could see clients save ‘hundreds of thousands o

14 Oct 2016

Family mediation: The depressingly low take-up

Receipt of information about mediation should be compulsory for all in the family courts, with no exemptions, says Haze

13 Oct 2016

Correcting the imbalance 
in family mediation

Elizabeth Fletcher considers whether family mediation works for separating couples who cannot afford independent legal representation and what other options might b

12 Oct 2016

Briggs LJ: Mid-value mediation gap ‘needs to be filled’

New online court to have an ‘absolutely central role’ in empowering parties to resolve civi

11 Oct 2016

Failing light

The seasons may change, but statistics showing a decline in legal aid claims, the failure of mediation assessments, and rising numbers of unrepresented litigants tell the same sad story, writes Joh

30 Sep 2016

Government divorce policy is ‘failing’, new figures show

Divorcing couples shun 'compulsory' mediation meetings and head straight t

11 Apr 2016

Shifting the weight of your experience: Becoming a family mediator

Austin Chessell shares his experience of moving into the field of family mediation and the challenges and liabilitie

15 Mar 2016

Government-backed scheme helps separated parents reach settlements

Chief executive of mediation service encourages ministers to 'learn from and extend' th

19 Feb 2016