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Family solicitors welcome extension of voucher scheme

7th June 2022

Law Gazette

News of an additional £5.4 million investment in a mediation voucher scheme to help families resolve legal issues outside court was given a cautious welcome by the Law Society as it warned that more is needed to address the family courts backlog.

The voucher scheme, set up last year, is run by the Family Mediation Council on behalf of the Ministry of Justice and provides a £500 voucher to put towards the cost of mediation for families in England and Wales. According to the MoJ, 8,400 vouchers have been used since March last year. Of these cases, 65% reached a whole or partial agreement.

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