Mediation Matters: Misquoting statistics will not help mediation’s cause

By: Juliet
On: Monday, 22 December, 2014

There was an awkward moment for Courts and Legal Aid Minister Shailesh Vara when he appeared before the Commons Justice Select Committee earlier this month and took questions about the impact of LASPO on mediation.

Misinterpreting a recent NFM statement about an upturn in referrals to our affiliated services, the Minister appeared to claim it as evidence that government policy was achieving its stated aim: an increase in separating people going to family mediation rather than heading straight off to the family court queue. ‘I would like to think,’ he said, ‘this is partly due to the MOJ being proactive in …read more

Source: Family Law News