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Choose Brearleys for your Mediation! Family Mediation Week – 11-15 January

Every year, thousands of families are torn apart by bitter court battles. Relationships between separating parents are irretrievably broken, and all too often their children are caught up in the middle. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There is another way, a way that has helped many divorcing parents build a constructive future(…)

Questions questions…?

Our mediator, Bayla, has been busy lately giving tutorials to the volunteers of the PSU in Leeds on the place of Family Mediation in Family Proceedings. They have the answers now to questions like – “Why do I have to go to mediation?” “What will it cost me” “How long will mediation take?” Would you(…)

Number Crunching

Since the withdrawal of legal aid for most family proceedings, the number of mothers representing themselves in private law children proceedings in court has risen by a whopping 64%, from 16,458 in 2012 to 27,017 in 2013. This is almost double the rate of unrepresented fathers. In fact between April and December 2013 more mothers(…)

Our Chat with the Minister of Justice

On Monday 10th March our mediator, Bayla, took part in a webchat with  the Minister for Justice, Simon Hughes, to discuss family mediation in the light of the changes that are taking place in April. Bayla had a number of comments and suggestions to make to the Minister including the hope that MIAMs appointments will(…)


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