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Over 3,000 participants confirm growing success of Family Mediation Week initiative

New figures show the growing success of Family Mediation Week, with well over 3,000 people having participated in a series of webinars and face-to-face meetings held during the January 2024 event, almost doubling the corresponding figure for 2023. Family Mediation Week 2024 events, organised by The Family Mediation Council (“the FMC”), provided information and support […]

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FMC welcomes MoJ announcement on family mediation & private family law disputes

The Family Mediation Council (“the FMC”), the home of accredited family mediation across England and Wales, has welcomed an announcement by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) of its plans to resolve private family law disputes earlier through mediation. Beverley Sayers, FMC Board member, says: “Too many separating couples currently see the primary route of taking […]

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News: FMC gives evidence to Commons Justice Select Committee

The Family Mediation Council (FMC) was invited to participate in an Oral Evidence session of the House of Commons Justice Select Commitee on Monday 19 June. The session formed part of the Committee’s work looking into a government proposal that could require families seeking help with arrangements to separate to seek mediation before taking their […]

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News: Ministers given professional family mediator views: FMC response to ‘mandatory mediation’ consultation

Ministers given professional family mediator views: FMC response to ‘mandatory mediation’ consultation The professionals have spoken … now it’s over to Ministers to take the right steps to boost family mediation numbers The home of regulated family mediation in England and Wales, The Family Mediation Council, (“the FMC”) has published its response to government proposals […]

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News: FMC response to Family Procedure Rule Committee consultation

The Family Mediation Council response to the Family Procedure Rule Committee consultation, Early resolution of private family law arrangements, is now available. This was a consultation on strengthening existing rules and practice directions to encourage earlier resolution and on private family law children and financial remedy arrangements, which closed on 25 May 2023. You can read […]

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