Changes to the family courts – will they boost mediation rates?

By Fiona Kendall On April 22, the family justice system had a major reboot to make it more streamlined and efficient. Many of the changes are concerned with how the courts that make up the system are re-organised and re-designated.

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Why off the shelf divorces could be past their sell by dates

The departure of Christina Blacklaws, director of the Co-ops Legal Services, once again highlights the issue – will people really go to the supermarket to buy a divorce? Ms Blacklaws’ appointment came about after the troubled organisation set up a … Continue reading

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Jones Myers takes lead on pioneering mediation service for separating couples

Jones Myers has been instrumental in spearheading an innovative new service for separating couples who may otherwise struggle to pay for legal assistance.

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Mediation matters: separating couples are losing out as family mediation numbers plummet

By Chris Sherwood Chris Sherwood, Director of Policy and Research, Relate Deciding to separate or divorce is never easy and new research on family mediation services published by Relate earlier this year shows that things are becoming even harder. 

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