London Family Mediation

Court Forms (including FM1, C100 and Form A)

This section covers what happens should either of you decide not to go ahead with mediation and you wish to take the matter to court. Should you decide to do so, you will be required to produce a document signed by an authorised family mediator confirming that you have attended a MIAM or mediation. Your mediators at London Family Mediation are authorised by the Family Mediation Council to sign these court forms.

The relevant form will say one of the following:

a) The following MIAM exemption(s) apply:

An authorised family mediator confirms that he or she is satisfied that:

  • mediation is not suitable as a means of resolving the dispute because none of the respondents is willing to attend a MIAM; or
  • mediation is not suitable as a means of resolving the dispute because all of the respondents failed without good reason to attend a MIAM appointment; or
  • mediation is otherwise not suitable as a means of resolving the dispute.

b) The prospective applicant attended a MIAM:

  • The prospective applicant only attended a MIAM.
  • The prospective applicant and respondent party(s) also attended the MIAM together.
  • The prospective applicant and respondent party(s) have each attended separate MIAMs.
  • The prospective respondent party(s) has/have made or is/are making arrangements to attend a separate MIAM.

c) Mediation or other form of Dispute Resolution is not proceeding because:

  • The applicant has attended a MIAM alone and – the applicant does not wish to start or continue mediation; or – the mediator has determined that mediation is unsuitable.
  • Both the applicant and the respondent have attended a MIAM (separately or together) and – the applicant does not wish to start or continue mediation; or – the respondent does not wish to start or continue mediation; or – the mediator has determined that mediation is unsuitable.
  • Mediation has started, but has broken down or concluded with some or all issues unresolved.