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Using an advanced hybrid practice model


This advanced hybrid practice model provides an invaluable additional resource to supplement the established family model. Its main features are as follows:

  • This model retains all existing fundamental principles including joint meetings, but parties’ lawyers, where appointed, have a more direct and constructive role in the process.
  • Alongside joint meetings, this model encompasses the option that mediators may have separate, confidential meetings with each party – and their lawyers where appropriate – which can facilitate exploring issues, addressing concerns and formulating proposals and settlement terms
  • Within careful boundaries, this model allows for more flexibility and creativity.

While suitable for all issues arising in day-to-day practice, this process is critically necessary where either or both parties have high conflict personalities, a separate but overlapping issue that this course will also address.

This model can be particularly useful in collaborative practice, in dealing with unmarried couples, and in family issues other than couples’ disputes, such as family business or inheritance issues.

Henry Brown, who established Resolution’s original mediation training, and who developed and used this family model of mediation over 15-20 years, says: “This model enhances practice and is ethically sound, it provides what many couples want and need, and it is essential in some cases. I would not now mediate without having the ability to work in this way”.

2.5 days
CPD points:
14 CPD
£300 (inc. VAT) Resolution members, £324 (inc. VAT) non-members
How to book:

Please download and complete the booking form and return with a cheque to Resolution Central Office PO BOX 302, Orpington, Kent, BR6 8QX or DX 154460 Petts Wood 3

Any queries please contact our Central Office on 01689 820272 or

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Dates Location Venue
London Withers LLP
16 Old Bailey
Presenter: Henry Brown, Karin Walker and Suzanne Kingston

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