ADR & Mediation

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 & Mediation

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 & Mediation

Are settlement conferences appropriate?

Dominic Raeside reflects on the benefits – or otherwise – of settlement conferences in children cases and whether FDAC is a meaningfu

07 Dec 2016 | ADR & Mediation

Clinical negligence lawyers back greater use of mediation

NHSLA sets November deadline for mediation procurement as it looks to end ‘compensatio

24 Oct 2016 | ADR & Mediation

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 | ADR & Mediation

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 | ADR & Mediation

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 | ADR & Mediation

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 option

12 Oct 2016 | ADR & Mediation

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 | ADR & Mediation

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