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27 January 2014

New data shows further decline in couples attending mediation

Freedom of information request reveals 45% year-on-year fall in mediation starts, reports Family Law Week.

The number of publicly funded UK family mediations started in October 2013 fell by 45% compared to the same month in 2012.

Figures obtained from the Ministry of Justice show that 707 mediations started in October 2013 compared with 1281 in October 2012.

Between April and October 2013, the total number of UK mediation starts fell by over one-third (35%), compared to the same period in 2012.

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