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More than three-quarters of family cases eligible for mediation vouchers introduced earlier this year were successfully resolved away from court, the president of the Family Division has revealed.

The Ministry of Justice hoped to bolster the use of mediation after referrals nosedived following the 2013 legal aid cuts with a £1m voucher scheme, in which families could apply for £500 vouchers towards the cost of mediation, which is usually charged for unless one of the parties has access to legal aid.

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