Mediators and Duty Solicitors

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The Leicester Family Court has recently begun an “At Court Mediator” scheme.  There will be a mediator available at court each Thursday to assist parties who are attending a First Hearing Dispute Resolution Appointment (FHDRA) in private law children cases.


There is also a pro-bono “Duty Solicitor” scheme which means a solicitor is available on alternate Thursdays to advise parties in private law children cases.  This is co-ordinated by Castle Park Solicitors.


These services are in addition to the CAFCASS Family Court Adviser who will always be present to assist the parties in such cases.


If you would like any further information about the schemes, please do not hesitate to ask the court staff or ring 0116 222 5700.


We are always looking for volunteers, so if you would like to offer your services for either scheme, please get in touch with Castle Park Solicitors on 0116 344 0500 or use the Contact Us page.  Additionally, if you have any comments or suggestions about the schemes, please contact us.