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The challenge of separation during COVID-19

A glorious start to Spring, with beautiful clear blue skies, but with it comes an uncertain and unprecedented new and challenging way of life for those living in the UK and elsewhere during the COVID-19 crisis.

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An Alternative To The Swamped Family Courts

As the number of trivial private law children applications being brought to the Family Court increases, Jane Bridge talks on how mediation is successful in resolving similar issues.

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Co-Mediation a Key Tool for High Conflict Clients

Adrian explores co-mediation and asks if it is time to reconsider its value, due to the rise of high conflict cases and resultant increased stress levels in mediators.

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Teachers Role When Parents Separate

Standfirst: Teachers have an important role to play in supporting children when their parents separate, says Rebecca Sewell, a former primary school teacher who is now a mediator for the Family Mediation Trust

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Stop using phrases such as 'Family Justice'!

The inaugural Family Mediators Conference, run by The Family Mediation Trust on 26 May, opened with Mr Justice Cobb challenging the sector to stop using phrases such as 'Private Law' and 'Family Justice' for all family separations - to enable the redefinition of how family courts are used, and requiring a change in how we communicate with separating couples.

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