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Austin Chessell advises practitioners on how to best classify, promote and grow the recognition of mediation services

12 August 2014

Since April 2014, and as mediation becomes more integrated into family
law, mediation information assessment meetings (MIAMs) became compulsory for applicants who want to make an application to court for children and financial matters.
There are a number of issues and opportunities facing solicitors who are (or who are considering becoming) mediators.

The first is which forms family mediators should be completing after a MIAM if the mediation does not go any further.

There has been some confusion on this matter regarding when a client attends a MIAM and no further mediation sessions will be appropriate. Which form should be completed by the mediator? Is it the FM1

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