Barnet’s mediation service set up by Janet Tresman, family law solicitor and mediator at Altermans Law in Finchley, has been publicly praised by a top family law judge.

The designated family circuit judge was addressing the panel members for the justices of the family court in North London at their annual general meeting of the on 18 November 2015, when she stated that “the family court at Barnet stands out due to its mediation service. Barnet achieves a 31 per cent agreement rate on first appointments compared to only 13 per cent of cases elsewhere.”

Janet Tresman set up the mediation rota at Barnet court five years ago and continues to maintain it. Janet made a presentation to the AGM explaining the work of Barnet’s mediation service.

“The mediation service has delivered a successful outcome for at least one in five family cases started at Barnet court. No other court has produced such statistics as we are the only court to have provided such a continuous mediation service in the UK,” said Janet.

The mediation rota provides a trained mediator for every first children’s appointment and also for financial and property disputes.  Mediators can help couples sort out a wide variety of family law problems, by providing a neutral space and encouraging them to talk openly and honestly to each other. Family mediation is an excellent way of making arrangements for children and coming to an agreement about how finances and business interests are to be divided in the event of a divorce or separation.

For more information on the benefits of using mediation to resolve family law disputes contact Janet Tresman, family law consultant at Altermans Law, for a confidential discussion on 0208 346 1777 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Janet is a highly experienced family mediator and collaborative family law solicitor, representing high net worth individuals. She is a long standing member of Resolution and has served as a deputy district judge. Janet delivers a first class service in all aspects of family law, with minimum court intervention.

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