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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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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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There was a significant moment for all family law practitioners earlier this month, with the publication of a road map for the operation of family courts over many months to come.In 'The Road Ahead,'...
I’ve been gauging family mediators’ perspectives on the current state of play for our profession this past week. It’s evident there has been a shift in outlook since I wrote my last...
Dramatic transitions have been made in so many spheres lately, ranging from the very personal - social distancing behaviours – to those that span a nation. Our country has been able to build a...
I’m pleased to say that family mediators are still working across England and Wales, adapting to the current Coronavirus situation, with many using video conferencing as a substitute for...
The ‘fine detail scrutiny’ of The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill is due to begin in March, when its Committee Stage kicks off. It follows the successful second reading in...
January: a time of failed resolutions, precious little daylight, and money hangovers from the festive period. It’s no wonder so many people look to book their summer getaway in the early part of...
By the time you read this we may have a new government. At the time of writing it’s anyone’s guess what shape it will be, but however things turn out, I’m hopeful – rather than...
So… the Parliamentary Bill aimed at reforming divorce laws is back on the table. Hurrah. That means change is imminent, right? Hang on. No, it doesn’t. And the omens are not positive. ...
Divorce reform was long-campaigned for, and long-awaited. Earlier this year, supporters of law change believed the waiting game was over, and that the campaign had been won. The previous government,...
‘Look after the small things, and the big things will take care of themselves.’It’s a mantra that mediators often use in the course of their daily duties with separating couples.When...
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