Momentum for change in family mediation

03 August 2017

A combination of mediation with legal advice would be an attractive offering for many clients, writes Karen Barham.

Lawyers and Mediators navigate the landscape of family legal services since LASPO. We are now in an untenable position, and one where perhaps it is cautiously optimistic to believe that the government recognises that LASPO went too far. Although legal aid is available for family mediation, there is no public funding for legal advice, and research has repeatedly shown that it is access to legal advice that people most need and want.

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