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mediation | Cambridge Family Law Practice

Don’t be afraid of using the courts

By | financial, News, the family courts | No Comments

As Resolution members we subscribe to the Code of Practice. This means we are required to: Conduct matters in a constructive and non-confrontational way Avoid use of inflammatory language both written and spoken Retain professional objectivity and respect for everyone involved Take into account the long term consequences of actions and communications as well as the short term implications Encourage clients to put the best interests of the children first Emphasise to clients the importance of being open and honest in all dealings Make clients aware of the benefits of behaving in a civilised way Keep financial and children issues…

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Mr vs Mrs: Call the Mediator – Review

By | Mediation, News | One Comment

We never really expected to do a TV review blog, but last week saw the start of a new three-part BBC fly-on-the-wall documentary series called “Mr vs Mrs: Call The Mediator” on BBC2. The series promises an intimate look at the lives of those separating, divorcing or working out co-parenting. Since it first aired last week, we’ve been questioned repeatedly about what we thought of it from a professional point of view. By the time this blog goes out on a Wednesday morning there will have been another episode, which you’ll be able to view on catch-up TV if you…

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Mediation myth-busting

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We’ve blogged before about the different options available to those going through the process of working out disagreements over future arrangements after divorce or separation. In brief, you can negotiate, either directly between yourselves or by using your solicitors to present arguments in writing or at meetings; you can use collaborative law, where solicitors and clients agree not to take the dispute to court and all work together to find a solution; you can use an arbitrator who will decide as much or as little of your case as you want to refer to her or him after a process…

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Research roundup

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The Ministry of Justice releases a bulletin from time to time that brings together the most recent and most pertinent research on aspects of the family justice system, and the people that move within it. The most recent edition throws up a few interesting facets that we thought we’d share with you in this week’s blog. The first research project it highlights is on MIAMs (Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings) and mediation in family law disputes. The project looked particularly at the statistics on the use of mediation where neither party was entitled to Legal Aid. This in itself is interesting,…

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