Do outcomes matter?

Do outcomes matter?

It’s not the number, it’s how I feel about the number… What does that actually mean? Surely the number is the most important thing? How much will I stand to lose? How much will I gain? How much will I need to pay? How much will I need to live on? And so on…. So[…]

Mediation described step by step. Part 6: After meeting with you both

Mediation described step by step. Part 6: After meeting with you both

Family mediation is here to stay. But how does it work? What actually happens? How can you make sure the settlements reached are fair, and what do couples who mediate have to do? The purpose of this 12-part series is to attempt to answer those questions specifically – at least as it applies for those[…]

Mediation described step by step: Part 2, making first contact

Mediation described step by step: Part 2, making first contact

Family mediation is here to stay. But how does it work? What actually happens? How can you make sure the settlements reached are fair, and what do couples who mediate have to do? The purpose of this 12-part series is to attempt to answer those questions specifically – at least as it applies for those[…]

Mediation described step by step: Part 1, An overview

Mediation described step by step: Part 1, An overview

Family mediation is here to stay. But how does it work? What actually happens? How can you make sure the settlements reached are fair, and what do couples who mediate have to do? The purpose of this 12-part series is to attempt to answer those questions specifically – at least as it applies for those[…]

DIY divorce

DIY divorce

DIY divorce; Lots of divorcing couples are put off going down a ‘legal route’ and engaging lawyers for fear of massive costs. They simply cannot afford it ….In addition, the internet is steeped with information about DIY divorces, quick and cheap fixes to ending your marriage. And anyway, it can’t be that tricky can it?[…]

It takes two: Lawyers and Mediators working together

It takes two: Lawyers and Mediators working together

Very often it can seem as though you either have the choice of pursuing a legal route on divorce or a mediated route. Either you and your lawyers broker a deal between themselves on your behalves, or you sit with your ex in a room trying to pull something together yourselves. But did you know[…]

Cost of mediation

Cost of mediation

What exactly is the cost of mediation? Well, that depends on what currency we’re talking about. Financially, with New Landscape Mediation the costs are pretty clear, and very easy to state. In June of 2016 we did an audit of the last 50 clients for whom we mediated an outcome, and found that the average[…]

Invest £22,000 into your old relationship I think not

Invest £22,000 into your old relationship? I think not

What would you say if I suggested you invest £22,000 into your old relationship? “I think not” is probably an overly polite euphemism to the counter suggestion you’d actually be most likely to make! As silly as it sounds however, in the average UK divorce, this is what each party is doing. According to the[…]

The adversarial illusion

The adversarial illusion

The adversarial illusion.  What do I mean by that?  The English Legal System is known as an “adversarial system” as opposed to the inquisitorial systems used in many European countries and elsewhere. Wikipedia defines the phrase as:  A legal system used in the common law countries where two advocates represent their parties’ positions before an impartial person or group of people,[…]

Unreasonable behaviour in divorce

Unreasonable behaviour in divorce

Unreasonable behaviour in divorce. Most people seeing this phrase will assume I’m talking about the use of unreasonable behaviour in a divorce petition. The document used to apply for a divorce and the use of unreasonable behaviour as a reason in requesting the request for a divorce be granted. I’m talking about something else however.[…]