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Call the Mediator

Recently BBC screened a fly-on-the-wall-documentary following families in mediation with National Family Mediation, a service which offers mediation to families in dispute and break-up across the country.  This offered a glimpse at the service available for when relationships end and run into difficulty.  Each episode offered an insight into sessions between couples facing various decisions… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Are Civil Partnerships Discriminative?

The news today is full of the story of Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, a heterosexual couple from London, who had launched court proceedings to challenge the limitations of the current procedure for civil partnerships which are only open to homosexual couples. The couple have previously given interviews, explaining their reasons for wishing to enter… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Avoiding festive conflict – arrangements for children

It’s reaching that time of year again where Christmas is looming and we put our heads in the sand to pretend it isn’t happening. Unfortunately, with only weeks left until Christmas, many have forgotten to plan ahead. This is especially true for families in more than one household where arrangements for children need to be… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Dispute Resolution Week 23-27 November 2015 – the rise of the Parenting Charter

We’ve all heard the line that parenting doesn’t come with instructions, and unfortunately no handbook either.  Parenting in a secure way can prove tricky enough on its own but even more so with the added complication and pressure of either relationship break-up, or disputes with your child’s other parent. Resolution has prepared the Parenting Charter… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Financial disclosure in divorce

Gemma Hope and Laura Sherlock were very fortunate to hear the impressive James Turner QC reflect on the judgment on the matters of Sharland and Gohil, having represented Mr Gohil he has raised some interesting points in the aftermath of the judgment published on 14 October 2015. What we had both anticipated, that the headlines… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Family Mediation on the up

Recent figures published by the Ministry of Justice have shown an increase in the last quarter in the start of Mediation matters. This news has been a long-time coming for many Family Mediators, and is not unexpected. Family Mediation offers a fully flexible legal service which can be customised and tailored to the needs of… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)