The Ministry of Justice has recently announced the launch of a family mediation voucher scheme.  This is a scheme where the Ministry of Justice will pay up to £500 towards the mediation costs where the parents are separating and they decide to use family mediation to try and come to an agreement.

The Ministry of Justice are hoping that this funding will help separating parents resolve their disputes outside of the Court and help alleviate the impact Covid-19 has had on the family courts.

Our experienced Family Mediator, Richard Buckley, commented “We welcome this additional funding to help families access the significant benefits of family mediation.  This is especially important in the current climate, where the family courts are finding it very difficult to deal with the number of applications that they are receiving, leading to some significant delays.  Lupton Fawcett are pleased to be able to offer their mediation clients access to this voucher scheme.”

The Government has limited the funds available to £1m and it appears that this will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you think that you could benefit from this scheme and are interested in finding out more information about our mediation services, then please contact our Family Mediator, Richard Buckley, at or 0114 228 3293.

I would highly recommend Richard (Buckley) at Lupton Fawcett. He understood the difficult and sensitive nature of divorce and was reassuring and professional throughout. He explained the process clearly from the start and was always quick to respond

Charlotte H

“I would like to thank you [Richard Buckley] for your honest and expert advice. Working with you has been invaluable to me in terms of understanding the legalities concerned with matrimonial matters. I would not hesitate to recommend you to others.”

Helen Stead

Many thanks for all your help (Richard Buckley) and professional guidance throughout this challenging process. I have found your advice and tact through my divorce very helpful providing a well balanced view on all matters and situations that occurred some of them unforeseen and you always helped me to reach the best decision possible. Good luck with everything in the future and I will recommend your services to anyone.

Andy North

The service we received was excellent and we were impressed by your professional and sympathetic approach. It was good to understand the processes involved in what was a complex case. In comparison to the responding solicitors, we were very impressed by the detail of your letters and the care in which you took to represent our concerns. Should the need arise in the future, we would have no hesitation in contacting you. Thank you once again for your guidance and support Richard (Buckley).

Mr and Mrs Davis

You have been outstanding on getting this total nightmare resolved! And I applaud you whole heartedly.

Casey Munday

Lupton Fawcett’s Family team, in particular Richard Buckley, have consistently provided a service that was not only strong, balanced and responsive but also never lost sight of the deeply personal and emotional nature of my case.

Mr Shaw

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