Persuading those who’ve come to an assessment meeting to use full mediation

Family mediators are convinced in their own minds of the value of the profession they practice.

But in a new article for Family Law, NFM’s CEO, Jane Robey, says it is possible mediators need to become more skilful with persuasion skills.

That way, she argues, they will be better able to help the people they are working with to fully understand that reaching settlements using family mediation will be quicker, cheaper and less stressful than the costly, lengthy and acrimonious courtroom alternatives.