MoJ seeks views on expanding mediation

The government issued a call for evidence today on how to settle disputes away from court, in a bid to put technology and dispute resolution 'at the heart of the future system'.Over the next eight weeks, the Ministry of Justice will seek stakeholder views on the best ways to settle family, business and other civil disputes without resorting to liti...
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Family mediation – challenges and opportunities

The past year has caused each of us to reflect on what is most important in our lives. Family. Friends. Freedom. It has also made us look forward, to life post-pandemic; and this, along with the pressures of lockdown, home-schooling, and everything else 2020 had to chuck at us, has understandably resulted in lots of couples deciding to go their sep...
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When young children battle anxiety, parents don't need to feel like helpless bystanders by Sarah Ayoub

Tantrums, clinginess and fussy eating could all signal your child's emotional cup is full. Regulation depends on the emotion being validated and then released'Children experience change, adjustment, bodily growth and social issues ... while having no control or decision-making powers, which can see anxiety manifest in their ability to regulate thei...
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The wait for no fault divorce continues

The wait continues The biggest reform of divorce law in 50 years will not begin this year as the family justice community had hoped. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 - more commonly known as no-fault divorce - is now expected to be implemented on 6 April 2022.In a written response to a parliamentary question, courts minister Ch...
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