Just what is an MIAM? 

A recognized family mediator will certainly discuss what is required and also will identify whether your situation is appropriate for mediation.

And Why Do I Need A MIAMS?

Since April 2014, it has actually been required for people to attend a MIAM session before attempting to go to court.

A MIAMS is the first step into resolving your dispute. Without a MIAMS your situation will not change.

How Do I Book A MIAMS?

In order to help resolve your dispute, contact our team of accredited mediators who can talk you through the best time and location for your session. You can either call, or do an online referral here and state the time you wish us to contact you. Do not delay - take action now.

Do I Have To Attend?

If you intend to take your case to court, you must, in many cases, participate in an MIAM before filing an application. This is because court action need to be made use of only when legal protection is called for or as a last resort when other methods of resolving concerns have fallen short.

What is a MIAMS?

A MIAM is a short meeting that gives information about mediation as a method of disagreement resolution. A trained mediator will carry out an MIAM to establish whether a MIAMS is appropriate in the situations. After speaking to the mediator, an MIAM must be set up within 15 days.


Clients had a variety of factors for participating in an MIAM, every one of which were strongly related to their assumptions or understanding about what sessions can do for them and also their assumptions of the MIAM in its entirety.

This evaluation splits customers right into four groups:

those that took part in mediation and picked it based upon its own qualities

those that felt obliged to moderate as a result of an absence of funds as well as therefore access to

different options:

  • Those who had actually not provided much thought to resolving their trouble and were uncertain
  • concerning what to do; as well as
  • Those whose factors for going to an MIAM and/or mediation were even more compelling
  • calculated, and also who looked for resolution outside of mediation
Reasons to be exempt from a MIAMS

If you have been the sufferer of domestic abuse, you are not called for to attend mediation. Nonetheless, you need to give proof of the abuse to the court in addition to your application. You need to demonstrate that the other event was arrested for a residential violence offence or give evidence of any type of criminal proceedings. If you do not have this, you have to offer written evidence of residential abuse from a doctor, residential abuse organisation, or various other expert body.

If you have a disability that stops you from travelling to a family mediator within 15 miles of your residence, you do not need to attend an MIAM meeting as long as you have actually attempted them all, or at the very least 3 if there are several mediators. The court will call for proof that you attempted.

You will certainly not have the ability to welcome them to mediation if you do not know where they live and taken reasonable actions to learn, so you do not require to attend an MIAM.

If you are submitting a C100 form and also the kid goes through a kid protection plan, or the local authority is checking out the child‘s safety and security– for example, if they have been taken into police defense– you do not need to go to an MIAM prior to sending the C100.

If you or the various other event are incarcerated, MIAMS can not occur, as well as you are consequently exempt from attending an MIAM consultation. While you can seek permission to moderate while under bail or under the terms of your licence not to speak to the various other party, this is also a reason why an MIAM exception would be given.

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