Reforms to the Family Justice System

On Tuesday 22 April 2014, some of the most significant reforms to the Family Justice System in a decade are implemented. The new Family Court will open its doors, and many other changes come into effect. MIAMS: The Children and Families Act 2014 includes provision to require the potential applicant to attend a Mediation Information

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Benefits of Using a Family Consultant from the Start of the Case: Use the Full Collaborative Team

The family consultant is neutral and connects with each client prior to the first full meeting. When an intervention is needed the clients already know and trust the family consultant. Having a trained expert to facilitate emotional triggers, rather than having them escalate, saves time, money and is healthier. The collaborative lawyers feel secure knowing the

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Thameside Collaborative Community Meeting at The White Swan, Richmond Upon Thames on Monday 20 February 2012 at 6pm. Speaker Fiona Read: The Legal Process

We are feeling like a community after an interesting and convivial evening.  Thank you to Fiona for a great overview on the legals with the insight from the bench.  We are getting to know each other, to discuss and exchange information and ideas.  Thank you for all contributions and to Louise Barretto for organising and

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What is Family Consultation? or What is the Role of Family Consultants?

Great news. Diana Pringle, Sylvia Duncan and other Family Consultants are coming together to discuss their role and to prepare a section for the Web Site.  We look forward to hearing from you further. 21 November 2011

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STOP PRESS IMPORTANT NOTICE: 10 November 2011

The first Family Consultant, Diana Pringle, has joined the Thameside Community.  Welcome.  We look forward to working together, continuing to build our community to assist couples and families.

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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

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STOP PRESS IMPORTANT NOTICE: 18 January 2011

Sarah Lloyd at Resolution has confirmed that the Susan Gamache Training on 4 March 2010 and the Training on 24 March 2011 with Duane Plant and William Hogg will be appropriate training for Family Consultant’s in the Collaborative Process to be Resolution Approved.  The Police Checks for Resolution will be met if the Family Consultants

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