My family had been embroiled in traumatic litigation for nearly a year before a pre-trial mediation was arranged.

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Family law in crisis

11.02.2014

Family law in crisis   Cuts to legal aid have thrown family proceedings into chaos, say Kim Beatson, Caroline Bowden & Ellen Lucas   In June 2013 the case of Tufali v Riaz [2013]...

Why mediation training should be offered in hospitals

10.12.2013

Why mediation training should be offered in hospitals Escalating conflicts have the potential to impact on care of patients and all others on a unit   "We saw so many different doctors and...

Family Justice Minister signs mediation pledge

02.12.2013

Family Justice Minister signs mediation pledge Family Justice Minister Lord McNally has signed a pledge drafted by legal organisation Resolution promising to promote alternatives to court.   The Minister signed the pledge to...

Mediation helps resolve disputes early

02.12.2013

Mediation helps resolve disputes early: Supreme Court judge Madan B Lokur   Stressing on the need of mediation in disposal of cases, Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B Lokur has said in...

ADR pledge may change approach to litigation

18.11.2013

ADR pledge may change approach to litigation Solicitors may need to alter their approach to litigation, experts have suggested, following a commitment to alternative dispute resolution by a number of the...

Failure to mediate costs couple millions

06.11.2012

Kavanagh versus Kavanagh   Two lawyers have just concluded their expensive divorce case, which cost them at least £980,000 and caused the loss of their multi-million pound home. Mrs Kavanagh, explaining the...