Thameside Mediators Ready to Provide Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMS)

The pre-application protocol for mediation information and assessment came into force on 6 April 2011.

From that date, applicants wishing to make an application in relevant family proceedings should provide a completed FM1 with their application — confirming that they have attended a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (or are exempt from doing so.)

The assessment meeting will cover:

  • Eligibility for public funding. (Please note: Public funding is not available from our mediators.)
  • Information on family mediation and other alternative dispute resolution such as the collaborative process.
  • Suitability for mediation.
  • Willingness to mediate.

After the meetings with you and your partner (held either individually or together, as you wish) you will proceed with the mediation, signing an Agreement to Mediate.

If mediation cannot take place, the signed FM1 will be provided to enable the applicant to issue court proceedings.

6 April 2011