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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Now is a good time to sort summer holiday parenting arrangements 15 MAY 2019

Now is a good time to sort summer holiday parenting arrangements

It might feel like heady summer days are a

Overdue divorce law changes: no more delays, please 18 APR 2019

Overdue divorce law changes: no more delays, please

The recent announcement of the

Ensuring grandparents aren’t the unwitting or forgotten victims of divorce 20 MAR 2019

Ensuring grandparents aren’t the unwitting or forgotten victims of divorce

Grandparents play an important part in the

Opinion: How pre-mediation coaching can transform readiness to make agreements 20 FEB 2019

Opinion: How pre-mediation coaching can transform readiness to make agreements

A little out-of-the-box thinking could

Family Mediation Week starts today 21 JAN 2019

Family Mediation Week starts today

The annual Family Mediation Week initiative,

Jane Robey: New Year alert for family dispute specialists 03 JAN 2019

Jane Robey: New Year alert for family dispute specialists

Family dispute specialists are on New Year

Blog: Helping separated families avoid Christmas misery 17 DEC 2018

Blog: Helping separated families avoid Christmas misery

It’s meant to be the happiest time of

Column: Modernising divorce language has to be part of forthcoming legal reforms 27 NOV 2018

Column: Modernising divorce language has to be part of forthcoming legal reforms

In last month’s ‘Mediation Matters’ blog,

Removing blame from divorce will make it easier for separating couples to achieve a settlement 31 OCT 2018

Removing blame from divorce will make it easier for separating couples to achieve a settlement

There is a sense of irony, perhaps even

Mediation Matters: An easy win for separating families and ministers 14 SEP 2018

Mediation Matters: An easy win for separating families and ministers

The Chief Executive of National Family

Mediation Matters: In royal circles and elsewhere, settling family disputes demands an open-minded focus on the future 22 AUG 2018

Mediation Matters: In royal circles and elsewhere, settling family disputes demands an open-minded focus on the future

The Chief Executive of National Family

Mediation Matters: Relationship breakdown, Brexit and sensible pragmatism 20 JUL 2018

Mediation Matters: Relationship breakdown, Brexit and sensible pragmatism

The Chief Executive of National Family

Mediation Matters: Winners, losers … and those caught in between 19 JUN 2018

Mediation Matters: Winners, losers … and those caught in between

The Chief Executive of National Family

Mediation Matters: How do we persuade more couples who attend an assessment meeting to undertake full mediation? 21 MAY 2018

Mediation Matters: How do we persuade more couples who attend an assessment meeting to undertake full mediation?

The Chief Executive of National Family

Mediation Matters: Modernising divorce means trusting separating families to shape their own futures 20 APR 2018

Mediation Matters: Modernising divorce means trusting separating families to shape their own futures

The Chief Executive of National Family

Mediation Matters: If they're well-designed, Family Hubs can empower families to help themselves 19 MAR 2018

Mediation Matters: If they're well-designed, Family Hubs can empower families to help themselves

The Chief Executive of National Family

Mediation Matters: Warm words about mediation are easy, but what matters is action 20 FEB 2018

Mediation Matters: Warm words about mediation are easy, but what matters is action

The Chief Executive of National Family

What does family mediation involve? 19 JAN 2018

What does family mediation involve?

This month thousands of couples across the

Mediation Matters: Planning ahead for seasonal family law trends 01 FEB 2016

Mediation Matters: Planning ahead for seasonal family law trends

How quickly does a new year resolution flop?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mediation Matters: Including children in family mediation 29 JAN 2015

Mediation Matters: Including children in family mediation

Justice Minister Simon Hughes ruffled a few

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

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

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

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 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

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