At its meeting on 11th May 2016, the FMSB unanimously voted Glynne Davies as its chair for the coming year.
John Taylor and Aftab Pirbhai have been appointed as Chair and Treasurer respectively, following an open recruitment process. John joins us after retiring from a career in the law, although he still serves as a coroner. He has experience of mediation, having worked as a civil mediator, but recognises the distinctive nature of family mediation, […]
Caroline Dinenage MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women, Equalities and Family has outlined recent developments in connection: with her reform of the private family law system and the promotion of mediation and developments in the regulation of family mediation by the FMC and the FMSB. Read the Minister’s Family Mediation Update and Strategy for 2016 in full […]
Blogs, apparently, are usually written in a personal style. So I’ll approach my contribution to the Family Mediation Week website in a more informal way than I might normally write about family mediation. And what is personal to me at present? A bit of timely taking stock, because I’ll be finishing my time as an […]
I was very sad to learn of the recent death of Robin ap Cynan, the Family Mediation Council member appointed by the Law Society. Robin, who died on 9 October 2015, was one of the founder members of the Council and a constant contributor to its development. His commitment was indefatigable, his humour and passion […]
As part of a new strategy to increase legal and practical support for litigants in person in the civil and family courts, the Ministry of Justice commissioned independent not-for-profit group Advicenow to produce a ‘plain English’ guide to divorce and finances. ‘A survival guide to: sorting out your finances when you get divorced’ is now […]
The Family Mediation Council announces its strategy for professional self-regulation, a new system of accreditation and a public register of practising family mediators As part of its drive to ensure high standards amongst family mediators and to reflect the pivotal role of mediation in the family justice system, the Family Mediation Council (FMC) is […]