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Taking the blame out of divorce

Laws to enable couples to divorce quickly without a “blame game” are to be introduced within months after overwhelming support from the public. David Gauke, the justice secretary, is preparing a bill that will end the fault-based divorce system.Last year...

Manchester Mediation Pilot continues!

Try the Manchester Mediation Pilot #mediationpilot #mediation it’s quick cost effective and highly qualified mediators involved! The pilot was recently extended and more and more litigants are using it to their advantage, saving stress and time!  ...

It’s election time at the Civil Mediation Council!

 It’s election time at the Civil Mediation Council and I would urge all members to vote for me and ProMediate to be elected to the board. Election Address – ProMediate (UK) Limited ProMediate is an up and coming mediation provider, with a panel of over 30 CMC...

Excessive legal costs in family cases

The decision in Daga v Bangur [2018] EWFC 91 has a salutary tale to tell in relation to costs. The judge said that: “But this tragic and destructive case should stand as a cautionary tale to those who would embark on expensive litigation which they can ill afford in...

Should Ombudsman system be reformed?

The ‘broken’ ombudsman system should be referred to the Law Commission, according to MoneySavingExpert.com. The recommendation comes from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Consumer Protection’s Inquiry into ombudsmen in the UK. MoneySavingExpert...

Deadlock

How to break a Brexit deadlock: ‘keep going, be flexible … and listen’ Whether it be a hijack, kidnap or siege situation, negotiation is an art. Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn take note Frances PerraudinSat 19 Jan 2019 07.00 GMT Whether it be a...