Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) will become compulsory in April 2014. Currently Practice direction 3A of the Family Procedure Rules requires anyone wishing to make an application in family proceedings (Children and Finance following relationship breakdown) to attend a MIAMs. However this is not currently compulsory. When the Children and Families Bill becomes law,…

As result of a disappointing uptake in Family Mediation following the removal of legal aid for family disputes last April the Ministry of Justice, together with Simon Hughes MP and the Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties, is holding a series of roundtable web chats with mediators, family lawyers and other interested parties…

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