MIAM (Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting)
Certificate to Make a Court Application
If you are wanting to make a court application involving family proceedings, you must attend a MIAM or Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting, prior to making an application to the court. Since April 2014, it has become an essential part of that process due to the courts and Government acknowledging that mediation can be a better way of resolving disputes than litigation. In many cases, it can help to resolve disputes between family members without the need to go to court.