£1m Voucher Scheme Launched to Help Families Solve Disputes Outside of Court29 Mar 2021 // In the press
Family Partner Neil Russell comments in eprivateclient on the introduction of a mediation voucher scheme by the MoJ.
Neil Russell was featured in eprivateclient discussing his thoughts on the MoJ’s £1m voucher scheme. The £500 vouchers are designed to help people resolve their family law disputes outside of court, where appropriate. Neil described the scheme as an “excellent initiative.”
Neil added, “No doubt the government is hoping that this will save money otherwise spent through the courts resolving family disputes concerning money and children. Mediation is often the preferred route to reduce family conflict and in the right cases can be very effective. Although the £500 may not enable the parties to complete a mediation, it might just persuade them of the benefits of mediation so that they decide to invest further in the mediation process to avoid contested court proceedings.”
To read the full article online, please click here (£).
What to read next
Dispute Resolution Solicitor Richard Raban-Williams discusses an example of the impact that Covid-19 has had on insurance coverage.
Real Estate Finance Solicitor Jonathan Bower discusses the innovative document execution method that has increased in popularity due to the pandemic.
It's International Women's Day, and Employment Associate, Fiona Mendel, looks at how far women's rights have come, and how far they have to go....
Private Client Solicitor Natasha Southam discusses the important points for the private client industry from the recently announced 2021 Budget.