MIAMs: self-referrals on the rise

February 3, 2015 0 comments

family law

More people are attending MIAMs on their own than are being referred by a solicitor, a Ministry of Justice (MoJ) report has revealed. This represents a significant change in Mediation, Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) referrals since the legal aid cuts of 2012. Data was collected from mediators, case files and court staff to see…

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Government loosens mediation fee requirements

October 10, 2014 0 comments

mediation

The government has published new draft guidance on mediation funding, in advance of changes to the rules. These changes are expected on 3 November 2014, in the form of amendments to the Civil Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) Regulations 2013. From November 3 on, when one party in family mediation is not…

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