iFLG hold training seminar on skills in international children mediation
The International Family Law Group is holding a seminar on 29 June, 2011 at 6 PM on the skills needed for mediation in international children cases, primarily child abduction. These are a very different form of mediation from national children disputes. It is fundamental to work in parallel with the court imposed timetable. A specialist awareness of the possible outcomes must be combined with very particular mediation skills. Sometimes the parents may be in different countries, which presents additional difficulties for the mediation process.
Experience and research has shown that mediation is definitely appropriate and successful in these often hard to settle cases. Denise Carter OBE, head of iFLG Mediation Services and a globally recognised international children mediator, will be speaking about her considerable experience as a mediator in child abduction cases. Sir Peter Singer will be chairing. Professor Marilyn Freeman will be explaining the most recent research across the world on the issue. David Hodson and Anita Guha will be looking at the wider dimension of referral to mediation under the new court rules and the new EU Mediation Directive.
The seminar is being kindly hosted by 7 Bedford Row Chambers. It will benefit all mediators, family lawyers and judges and those working with international families. The flyer with details is attached. For more information and to attend, please contact Maria Sands on
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Posted on 09 May, 2011 by David Hodson