Motivated to Meditate

November 25, 2014 1:30 pm

We detect an ever increasing willingness by judges to use what powers they have to encourage parties to mediate and to impose sanctions if they adopt an unnecessarily combative approach.
The article blow points out the frustration of many of those going through family proceedings at the ability of the other party to block the other’s choice of non-court DR. This exposes the difficulties at the heart of most non-court DR methods: that their voluntary nature is both their hallmark and their Achilles’ heel.

click the link below for the full article and reference to the recent cases supporting this approach.

http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed136831