Dispute resolution hub set for Wales?

May 8 2014

"There is significant demand for a physical and/or virtual dispute resolution hub in Cardiff with ‘spokes’ in Swansea and Wrexham, a feasibility study by Skills for Justice has suggested. Such a hub could build on the model used by the Scottish Arbitration Centre which has put Scotland at the forefront of arbitration, the report said. Its research was conducted amongst mediators, lawyers, government departments, trainers, academics, employer organisations and professional organisations." www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

What a very welcome initiative, especially in the field of relationship breakdown involving children. Perhaps, with the right sort of support structures in place through early intervention and professional support, parents may take the view that separation is not actually for them; or, separate on a more reasonable footing, along the lines of 'conscious uncoupling'. I look forward to hearing more about this important work, with the potential to influence positive social change. It's good to see it happening in Wales!

Kenneth Lane
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