Investment in the scheme has tripled since its inception in March 2021

The government has announced a further £1.3m cash injection into its landmark family mediation scheme. It is hoped the extra investment will help more families resolve disputes, such as those involving financial or contact arrangements for children, away from court.

Mediation is often a quicker and cheaper way of resolving disputes. A trained and accredited mediator supports couples to reach agreements they are both prepared to accept, such as how to split assets or arrange child contact.

The additional funding comes only five months after the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) allocated a further £800,000 to the scheme, which was introduced in March 2021 with £1m of initial funding...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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