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Introducing: The Certainty Project

This new process option combines the certainty and timescales of arbitration, with mediation’s potential for self-determination and constructive negotiation. Along with many other practitioners I have been concerned, for some time now, about the cost and length of time it regularly takes to resolve issues arising from relationship breakdown. The long delays in getting court dates results in information needing to be updated often more than once. Whilst waiting for a case to come on for a hearing (often several months), inevitably issues and matters arise that need to be dealt with, increasing both the financial and the emotional cost…

Hybrid mediation for family disputes FAQ

Common questions answered about using hybrid mediation for family disputes In his recent roadmap for the family courts the President of the Family Division acknowledged that the normal working environment in the courts – which were already struggling to cope before the pandemic – is unlikely to return until the Spring of next year. The closure of courts and the impact of social distancing regulations are resulting in a backlog of cases and significant delays. In light of this, his vision for the future is that all parties, legal advisers and the judiciary should have express regard to all forms…