Marc Lopatin

Marc Lopatin Mediator

Marc Lopatin is a trained family mediator and founder of Lawyer Supported Mediation. Marc is currently convening panels of likeminded family law departments for a forthcoming pilot covering six UK towns and cities including: Manchester, London, Newcastle and Leeds. For more information email: info@lawyersupportedmediation.com.

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Growing family law services in a post-LASPO world: mediation as collateral beneficiary (£) 26 SEP 2014

Growing family law services in a post-LASPO world: mediation as collateral beneficiary (£)

In 2013/14, more parents attended court without a lawyer than with one as the number of...

Almost 20,000 more parents defend themselves in family court cases 16 JUL 2014

Almost 20,000 more parents defend themselves in family court cases

Following cuts to legal aid almost 20,000 more parents went to court without a lawyer in...

No role for lawyers to boost mediation 03 JUL 2014

No role for lawyers to boost mediation

Recommendations offered by the Family Mediation Taskforce to Government start off well enough....

The post-LASPO impact on family mediation was finally laid bare with today’s publication of legal aid statistics for 2013/14 24 JUN 2014

The post-LASPO impact on family mediation was finally laid bare with today’s publication of legal aid statistics for 2013/14

For family law services, it’s a mixture of bad news with some obvious pointers for putting...

Low-income mums bear brunt of legal aid cuts 23 JUN 2014

Low-income mums bear brunt of legal aid cuts

Over 10,000 more mothers went to court without a lawyer to fight child contact and custody...

A saving too far for the MoJ? 16 JUN 2014

A saving too far for the MoJ?

Readers of this blog will know we campaign for family mediation to be better marketed and...

Family Courts facing crisis? 11 JUN 2014

Family Courts facing crisis?

In our last blog we asked if the new Single Family Court will cope with the surge in the...

Year-2 LASPO: What next for family law? 14 APR 2014

Year-2 LASPO: What next for family law?

It's now been a year since the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) withdrew legal aid from lawyers for...

Parents shun mediation for the courts - Part 2 18 MAR 2014

Parents shun mediation for the courts - Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, I revealed Ministry of Justice (MoJ) data showing a material increase...

Parents shun mediation for the courts - Part 1 12 MAR 2014

Parents shun mediation for the courts - Part 1

Between April and September 2013, approaching half of all parties involved in child-related...