MIAMS – Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings- are now compulsory in most cases before a court will even allow an application to be started.
Big changes to the structure and rules of the family court came into force in April 2014. Might this cause judges to actually force couples out of court?
This is interesting and very clever, but it also has an important message about solving disputes. We felt it covers some of the important elements of collaborative law, such as commitment, belief and innovative solutions.
An invaluable update from Resolution:
Family Law Arbitration recognised as "magnetic factor" by High Court. – S v S
This is tremendously important as it makes clear that parties will need an extremely good reason to escape an family law arbitration award and effectively gives judicial backing to the IFLA scheme (from the President no less!). At a time when the courts are struggling under the burden of cuts and the huge numbers of litigants in person (following the removal of legal aid), this make arbitration a realistic, enforceable, faster and cheaper alternative to court for family law financial issues.