Informal justice and the ethics of mediating in abusive relationships

Fiona Raitt

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    Abstract

    There is growing interest in the use of mediation to resolve disputes in family matters. Proponents of family mediation contend that this form of dispute resolution has many benefits for the parties, but in this article Fiona Raitt argues that indiscriminate use of mediation is inappropriate and the for cases involving domestic violence and other types of abuse, it is ethically unsound.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)76-90
    Number of pages15
    JournalJuridical Review: the Law Journal of the Scottish Universities
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

    Keywords

    • Family law
    • Access to justice
    • Domestic violence
    • Family mediation
    • Scotland

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