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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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Press Release: Family Mediators give views on plans to make mediation mandatory in low-level family dispute cases

Family Mediators from across England and Wales have been giving their views on government proposals which could make mediation mandatory in all suitable low-level family court cases. The Family Mediation Council (“FMC”) has run six online meetings, giving opportunities for Accredited Mediators to help shape the FMC response to the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) proposals. “Ministers […]

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Press Release: Raising the profile of family mediation: over 1,600 people spell event success

Raising the profile of family mediation: over 1,600 people spell event success With a collective attendance of over 1,600 people, a series of webinars forming part of Family Mediation Week 2023 has been declared a success… with plans for 2024’s corresponding event already under way. Family Mediation Week, which has become a much-welcomed annual family […]

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Standards, Guidance and Assurance for MIAMs

The FMC has now endorsed the suite of documents governing mediators’ conduct of Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) and we are today publishing them to all family mediators. They have been developed on behalf of the mediation profession by the FMSB through its MIAMs Working Group. The process of drafting and refinement has been […]

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Meet the Mediator – Mary Raymont

Family Mediation Council registered mediators are trained to the same high standards and follow the same Code of Practice, but come from a range of backgrounds and professions. As part of Family Mediation Week 2022 we are introducing you to a few mediators who describe how they came in to mediation and their experience of […]

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A Family Mediation Week Blog: Hybrid Mediation

The question of whether it is appropriate to refer a client to family mediation, where there is or has been abuse, or there are high levels of conflict, complex issues, or power imbalances, is a matter of concern for m ost, if not all family solicitors.  Mediation is not appropriate in all cases, and an […]

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