Manches creates mediation links in response to Ministry of Justice rule

The Lawyer
February 28, 2011

The ministry of justice in the UK has recently cut funding in legal aid for the family court system and mandated that all divorcing couples attend a mediation awareness session. In response, Manches law firm has created a network of firms that are willing to share clients.

One law firm gives legal advice to a couple while another firm will serve as a mediator, thereby preventing possible conflicts of interest. With a nationwide movement to keep divorces outside of court, this network will make “lawyers less lawyerly and happy to send clients to each other in an informal way.”

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