New mediation rules - a wake up call for solicitors?

4 March 2011

Following on from last week's blog, concern has arisen that there won't be enough mediators to meet demand as a result of the new rules. From 6 April a session with a mediator will be made compulsory for parties in a family dispute intending to issue financial or children proceedings (with some limited exceptions). All solicitors will need to consider with their clients whether a court application should be issued before 6 April to avoid the immediate need to attend mediation. And for those solicitors who have been reluctant to refer their clients to mediation they must also now have to hand a list of recommended mediators so that they comply with the rules. At Kingsley Napley I will be approved to offer the mediation awareness sessions.

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