Family Mediation Week 2023 is between 16 – 20 January 2023. Organised by the Family Mediation Council, the aim of the campaign is to increase awareness of the benefits of engaging with the mediation service.
The Family Mediation Council are running a number of events throughout the week that are available to the public. Find out more information here.
Our Family Team recently put together a short guide on what mediation involves and how it can help families that are going through a legal separation.
What is mediation?
Mediation can be an effective way for separated couples to resolve their issues and is something worth considering if you are currently separating from your partner. Furthermore, if you intend to issue a case at Court, it is worth noting that it is now compulsory for parties to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM). Further information regarding mediation can be found within our recent guide.
A mediation session is a confidential process and conducted on a without prejudice basis to reach an agreement. The agreement however is not binding on the parties, allowing them to obtain independent advice from their respective solicitors as to the proposals and their positions. It cannot be relied upon in court should mediation breakdown.
If you would like to find out more about mediation, we would encourage you to take a look at the Family Mediation Council’s website.