Government wants mediation to be seen as the default way to resolve disputes

The Rt Hon Lord McNally from the Ministry of Justice said in a speech today at the Family Mediation Council’s Professional Practice Consultants Conference 2013, where Zen Thompson of our family team was present:

“It is important that those who meet the criteria for public funding – or indeed those with means who may be considering privately funded litigation – come to see family mediation as something more than a viable alternative to going to court.

“I hope they would come to see it as the default way to resolve disputes.”

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