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

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


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