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Mediation: a better route to a good settlement?
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The Family Mediation Council (FMC) decided at the beginning of 2017 to put out three questions for consultation:
- Would the role of a mediator as an impartial third party in mediation be jeopardised by that mediator drafting a consent order, once a mediated agreement has been reached?
- Is it possible to draft a consent order without giving advice on its terms?
- Is it appropriate to draft a consent order without giving parties advice on its terms?
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