Second government cash boost for family mediation

The government has announced it is ploughing more cash into a voucher scheme to keep more family disputes away from court – a priority of the current lord chancellor. 

The ministry said 4,400 vouchers, which are worth £500 each, have already been used, with 77% of cases reaching full or partial agreement away from court.

On attending a mediation information and assessment meeting, a trained mediator assesses whether the family’s case is suitable for mediation and meets the eligibility requirements. If a case is eligible, the mediator will apply for the voucher and be paid directly once the mediation sessions have concluded.

Read the full article in the Law society Gazette here.