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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 https://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed201049

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 

https://www.statusonline.org/tag/betterbreakups/

 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 http://www.paulrandolph.net/news.html

 

BOOKS

 

The Psychology of Conflict: Mediating in a Diverse World. Paul Randolph (2016)

Making Mediation Work for You: A Practical Handbook. Kate Aubrey-JohnsonHelen Curtis (2012)

OTHER NEWS AND USEFUL LINKS:



http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england/relationships_e/relationships_relationship_problems_e/ending_a_marriage.htm


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12354670

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12354670

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11945696

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9065000/9065167.stm

http://www.google.co.uk/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=ONS+divorce+costs+and+mediation+UK&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&redir_esc=&ei=x6bQT5bJMaGs0QXL4PDJCw

http://ec.europa.eu/civiljustice/adr/adr_ec_code_conduct_en.pdf

EUROPEAN CODE OF CONDUCT FOR MEDIATORS

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