Mediation Guide for judges, magistrates and legal advisors

President of the Family DivisionFamily Justice Council

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Prepared by the Family Mediation Council and the Family Justice Council, endorsed by the President

“I commend this helpful and brief guide to family mediation. Mediation is an established and valued part of the dispute resolution process of which the Family Court also forms a part. It is important for judges to be aware of the advantages that mediation can bring to resolving disputes between separated parents and to bear these in mind when cases come before them which may benefit from mediation. I would also encourage judges to become familiar with the mediation services which are available in their areas.”

Sir James Munby
President of the Family Division

May 2014 (Reviewed and updated November 2021)