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In the media
We were interviewed for a piece on Family Mediation Week in the East Anglian Daily Times. Click here to find out more.
… the mediation session last year was something of a watershed moment for me. It opened my eyes and my mind to what was in front of me. It also gave me the impetus to positively change several areas of my life and my mindset, in order to address issues that had hindered me up to that point.Darren, UAE, April 2015.
The process was conducted professionally and with sensitivity. It enabled resolution to be arrived at quickly and with the minimum of emotional difficulty. I would highly recommend Stephen and his team to anyone seeking mediation as a means to resolve potential conflict and disputes.Anonymous, Norfolk, September 2015.
“When people separate we want them to do it in the least damaging way for everyone involved, especially children. That is why we want them to use the excellent mediation services available to agree a way forward, rather than have one forced upon them.”Simon Hughes, Family Justice Minister 2014
“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”Abraham Lincoln, US President b1809 d1865
I didn’t give much support to the initiative this October by an independent group of mediators to promote Mediation Awareness Week. I didn't suppotrt November's Good Divorce Week run by Resolution, either. And in January, the Family Mediators Association will be...read more
The participants share the cost of mediation equally Who pays for family mediation depends on the circumstances. Most of our mediation clients pay for mediation in equal shares. Benefits and drawbacks One benefit of sharing the cost is that both participants buy into...read more
Accreditation Is your family mediator accredited status application deadline approaching? Do you know your date for applying? The FMC (Family Mediation Council) Professional Standards and Self-Regulatory Framework is clear. The standards apply to all family mediators....read more
FMC document standard for an unaccredited mediator The FMC standard at 2.1(c) is clear. An unaccredited mediator - that is those who do not have FMCA status - must have any mediation outcome documentation approved by their PPC before being sent to their clients. This...read more
It was a consultee of mine who first alerted me to the news in September 2016. The Law Society had started notifying their accredited mediators that the reaccreditation process was up and running. The FMC standards require all accredited mediators to reaccredit every...read more
“Family mediators must have at least one mediation observation by their PPC within two years of completing initial training”. Worried?Stephen G Anderson+
The FMC standards state that (family) mediators must "have at least one mediation session observation by their PPC ... within two years of completing initial training. The same standards require mediators to gain accreditation within three years of completing initial...read more