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Mediation has increased since last year and now exceeds pre-COVID-19 levels

MIAMs increased by 14 per cent between October and December 2020 compared to the previous year and currently stand at just over one-third of pre-LASPO levels. Family mediation starts increased by 11 per cent and total outcomes increased by 16 per cent, of which 62 per cent were successful agreements, and are now sitting at almost two-thirds of pre-LASPO levels.

For the legal aid statistics published by the Ministry of Justice, which include the mediation figures, click here. For details of a newly announced family mediation voucher scheme, click here. For a new pilot Practice Direction 36V reflecting the existence of the Family Mediation Voucher Scheme, click here.