Mediation Theory and Practice, Vol 1, No 1 (2016)

The place of the child in mediation: Paramount or vulnerable third party?

Mavis Maclean
Issued Date: 4 Jun 2016


This article reviews the place of the law in child mediation, suggesting that recent interest in hearing the voice of the child needs to be accompanied by consideration of the best interests of the child as required under the welfare paramountcy presumption of the Children Act (1989) when a consent order is a possible outcome.

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DOI: 10.1558/mtp.v1i1.27527


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