The Government (Ministry of Justice) has brought in a potentially revolutionary change for all family clients which is effective from 6 April 2011. 

Anyone who wishes to apply for a children or financial order in the family courts, on or after that date, must first attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) with an approved mediator.  The Courts will be referring all potential applicants to see a mediator before any first application can be made.

Russell-Cooke has a team of five mediators who provide MIAM's, with further mediation services available for the couple should it be required.

For more information on MIAM's or to book an appointment, please view our accompanying briefing.