Date updated: Monday 22nd January 2024

The Family & Mediation Team is delighted to bring this round-up of news and videos to you as part of Family Mediation Week. If you have any queries please do get in touch using our contact details below.

Why separating couples are being urged to consider mediation

The pros and cons are explained by family lawyer and mediator Rebecca Eels here.

Family law: What changes does the December 2023 Practice Direction Update contain?

The changes, together with the letter that the Ministry of Justice is sending to encourage court applicants to consider mediation, asserts the Government’s stance that cases should be resolved, if at all possible, outside the court process.
Read in full here.

Watch: mediation video explainers

Our Family Team has produced three informative videos to help clients and lawyers understand the process. Watch What is Mediation?, Child-inclusive Mediation and what happens at a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM). Click here to watch the videos.

Raising the profile of mediation
We are proud to support Family Mediation Week which runs from 22-26 January, more information here. We see it first-hand the impact mediation can have; it helps to reduce stress at an emotional time, enables couples to reach agreement and so saving time and money. Family Mediation Week 2024
Families benefitting from mediation voucher scheme extension

Our Family & Mediation Team welcomes the extension of a government scheme which gives separating couples up to £500 worth of vouchers to use on mediation. More details here.

If you are interested in making a referral you can do so via the website, email or through our referral form here.