Jane Robey

Jane  Robey Chief Executive, NFM

Jane Robey has been Chief Executive Officer of National Family Mediation (NFM) since 2004. Before becoming CEO Jane was a practicing accredited NFM family mediator, Professional Practice Consultant and NFM service manager. She trained as a family mediator in 1996. Jane qualified as a probation officer in 1984 and for 20 years worked in probation, family court welfare, Cafcass and in child protection social work.

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Mediation Matters: Planning ahead for seasonal family law trends 02 FEB 2016

Mediation Matters: Planning ahead for seasonal family law trends

How quickly does a new year resolution flop? In an article I wrote for Mediation Matters last...

Mediation Matters: Changing the culture of divorce – a mediator’s new year reflections 04 JAN 2016

Mediation Matters: Changing the culture of divorce – a mediator’s new year reflections

When a new year dawns, there’s often an eagerness to settle on some new year aspirations. But in...

Mediation Matters: Family mediation for the ‘silver splitters’ 03 DEC 2015

Mediation Matters: Family mediation for the ‘silver splitters’

The annual release of national divorce statistics always guarantees a flutter of excitement for...

Mediation Matters: Family hubs can help children and provide value for taxpayers 16 NOV 2015

Mediation Matters: Family hubs can help children and provide value for taxpayers

With the first Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) of the current government looming later this...

Mediation Matters: Rejecting the culture of winners and losers 28 SEP 2015

Mediation Matters: Rejecting the culture of winners and losers

Love it or hate it, the Rugby World Cup is currently captivating millions. Whether they’re...

Mediation Matters: A cast iron commitment to maintain legal aid for family mediation? 24 JUN 2015

Mediation Matters: A cast iron commitment to maintain legal aid for family mediation?

So, the new Justice Secretary wants to avoid further legal aid cuts, preferring instead to sell...

Mediation Matters: Hopes and fears for the next five years 29 MAY 2015

Mediation Matters: Hopes and fears for the next five years

Welcoming Caroline Dinenage as the new Minister responsible for family mediation, it’s notable...

Mediation Matters: MIAMs can be so much more than a box-ticking exercise 22 APR 2015

Mediation Matters: MIAMs can be so much more than a box-ticking exercise

Today, 22 April 2015, is the first anniversary of Children and Families Act legislation that...

Mediation Matters: Over-generous funding ‘doubles up’ on existing provision 24 FEB 2015

Mediation Matters: Over-generous funding ‘doubles up’ on existing provision

An evaluation is promised in the spring, but whispers so far seem to suggest a taxpayer-funded...

Mediation Matters: Including children in family mediation 29 JAN 2015

Mediation Matters: Including children in family mediation

Justice Minister Simon Hughes ruffled a few feathers last summer in a speech when pledged to give...

Mediation Matters: Misquoting statistics will not help mediation’s cause 22 DEC 2014

Mediation Matters: Misquoting statistics will not help mediation’s cause

There was an awkward moment for Courts and Legal Aid Minister Shailesh Vara when he appeared...

Mediation Matters: As storm clouds gather, you need faith in those you employ 26 NOV 2014

Mediation Matters: As storm clouds gather, you need faith in those you employ

This National Family Mediation article was written to coincide with Resolution's third Family...

Mediation Matters: Referral sources to mediation have flipped on their head 05 NOV 2014

Mediation Matters: Referral sources to mediation have flipped on their head

Family Law has previously reported a rise in the number of people coming through the doors of...

Mediation Matters: Divorcing and separating – information, signposting and legal aid 30 SEP 2014

Mediation Matters: Divorcing and separating – information, signposting and legal aid

Last week’s new MOJ / LAA legal aid and mediation data heralded repeated ‘bring back legal aid’...

Mediation Matters: Unlocking an understanding of mediation 26 AUG 2014

Mediation Matters: Unlocking an understanding of mediation

Who says August is a quiet month? It’s not traditionally noted for major Government statements,...

Mediation Matters: Let professional mediators and solicitors work together so mediation thrives 28 JUL 2014

Mediation Matters: Let professional mediators and solicitors work together so mediation thrives

When the Government’s Family Mediation Task Force report was published early in July, a chorus...