New Court Forms and Mediation


Recently if you end up in court as concerns a family dispute, you will have to explain to the court why you did not explore a form of   non court resolution (FM5), which includes mediation. The courts are encouraging parties to resolve their  disputes through the mediation process. It makes perfect sense, as mediation although voluntary ,is quicker , less stressful , less costly and helps parties make their own decisions.

In a recent case a defendant who refused mediation lost 25% of his costs . We are advised that this is a trend and refusing to mediate could have costs implications in the future

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