6. Practice Direction 15.10: Family Mediation
In 2000, a pilot scheme for family mediation was launched by the Judiciary. A Mediation Co-ordinator's Office was set up within the Family Court building [Address: Room 113-116, Wan Chai Law Courts Building] to assist in implementing the pilot scheme. The Mediation Co-ordinator provides information sessions on family mediation and generally assists couples seeking mediation to help resolve their problems in a non-adversarial way.
The purpose of PD 15.10 is to prescribe (after the expiry of the pilot scheme for family mediation on 31st July 2003) the procedure to be followed by the petitioner, the respondent, the applicant or their legal representatives, when instituting matrimonial proceedings. It also prescribes the format of the report to be provided by the Mediation Co-ordinator on the outcome of any information sessions held during family mediation.
For details, please go to the Judiciary’s website.