MIAMS inreased 9% in last quarter of 2018.
Mediation starts were 10% higher and outcomes were 1% higher
Ministry of Justice
2015 MOJ MIAMS
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THE DIVORCE, DISSOLUTION AND SEPARATION BILL, which seeks to introduce 'no fault' divorce, received its second reading in the House of Lords on 5 February 2020. The Bill will commence its committee stage, during which it will be examined line-by-line, on 3 March 2020.
Using statistical figures produced by the ONS, the Ministry of Justice's Family Court Statistics Quarterly 2018 report indicates that as a result of divorce centres processing a backlog of work last year, divorce petitions increased by 8 per cent in 2018. This is more in line with the number of petitions seen prior to the low number in 2017. The 2018 backlog of work also resulted in a five-week increase to the average time taken from date of petition to decree absolute in 2018 (to 54.3 weeks). As a result, the ONS expect this to translate into a higher number of completed divorces in 2019 compared with 2018.
MEDIATION POST LEGAL AID SENTENCING & PUNISHMENT OF OFFENDERS ACT 2012 (LASPO)
This Act removed Legal Aid for many case but retained funding for mediation, The Children & Families Act 2014 placed a statutory requirement for all to attend mediation prior to court proceedings (save for emergencies and in cases of domestic violence).
In October -December 2018 mediations rose 6%
Article Family Law Week
18 May 2018 The Marriage Foundation has helped the Oglesby Charitable Trust set up the Family Stability Network FASTN has recently been registered as a separate organisation with the Charity Commission. Its first campaign, Status, is making great progress with Facebook posts reaching over 300,000 people each month, on its Better Breakups Campaign
17 October 2017 the Working Group of the Civil Justice Council (CJC) published a 98-page interim report on ADR and its position within the civil justice system. The Law Society Gazette considered it was a step towards bringing compulsory mediation a closer towards the civil justice system. Mediation/ADR was not made a pre-condition to issuing proceedings.
Commentary from Paul Randolph
The Psychology of Conflict: Mediating in a Diverse World. Paul Randolph (2016)
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