MIAMS Jan - March 2020 MIAMS starts were 13% higher
MIAMS 15% higher in 2019 (Ministry of Justice 20.3.2020)
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THE DIVORCE, DISSOLUTION AND SEPARATION ACT 2020, seeks to introduce 'no fault' divorce, received its second reading in the House of Lords on 5 February 2020. Royal Assent was given on 25 June 2020 and it is hoped that it will be introduced into law in Autumn 2021.https://services.parliament.uk/bills/2019-21/divorcedissolutionandseparation.html
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
4 December 2018 The Civil Justice Council (CJC) published a New Report on Alternative Dispute Resolution chaired by the Master of the Rolls Sir Terrence Etherton making a number of recommendations on ADR and its position within the civil justice system and resolving disputes without going to court.
The Psychology of Conflict: Mediating in a Diverse World. Paul Randolph (2016)
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