Family Online Mediation and Arbitration Service

The online platform for assisting family law practitioners in preparing for, and facilitating remote family proceedings, mediations and client conferences.

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Family Online Mediations and Private Hearings

Family Online Mediation and Arbitration Service (FOMAS) is an online platform for assisting family law practitioners in preparing for, and facilitating remote family proceedings, mediations and client conferences.

Brought to you by Integrated Dispute Resolution Ltd

The UK's First Dedicated Platform for Online Family Dispute Resolution

Arrange a telephone consultation to discover how the platform can benefit you and your clients.

How it works

We do all the heaving lifting and organising to ensure your family law proceedings, mediations and client conferences are a success.

1 Enquire

1 Enquire

Complete one of
the forms below.

2 Search

2 Search

FOMAS search and
provide list of Private
Judges/arbitrators.

3 Set Date

3 Set Date

Virtual Usher creates
the online hearing
& invites attendees.

4 Guide

4 Guide

Provide a guide to
how the hearing
will proceed.

5 e-bundle

5 E-bundle

Digital e-bundle
created via HyperLaw
and distributed.

6 48hr Check

6 48hr Check

Virtual Usher ensures all
parties and Private
Judge/Arbitrator
have agreed bundle.

7 30 min

7 30min Check

Virtual Usher will
ensure all parties
are ready.

8 Recording

8 Hearing

Hearing recording
will be sent to
representing
solicitors

What you get

Below are just a few of the benefits our family law firm clients receive by packaging up your e-bundles and online hearings into one, easy-to-use service.

Enhanced Video Hearing

More than a video conferencing service, FOMAS enhances the experience for users by offering a unique “virtual usher” service and through our partners a Cloud-based case technology enabling lawyers to digitally build, search, work, collaborate, review, share and E-bundle all case documents.

Stress Free Hearings

The Virtual Usher takes away the stressful task of organizing the remote hearing by creating a private channel in which the proceedings take place, inviting all the relevant parties to the online proceedings and ensuring all parties are set up and logged in prior to the designated start time. While also ensuring that the Judge or Arbitrator has been supplied with a digital bundle in advance of the hearing.

Digital Case Bundles

Working with our trusted partners, we are also able to provide technical guidance and advice on ensuring that all users have the correct set up to use the platform. The use of digital case preparation software also enables digital case bundles to be prepared effortlessly, even if the legal practitioners are working remotely without the support of paralegals and secretaries. However the software does allow for collaborative working between colleagues working remotely.

Qualified and Experienced

With our extensive network of Mediators, Private Judges and Arbitrators, we can also assist in finding the most appropriately qualified and experienced individual for the role for all budgets and case complexities.

Let's Get Started

To get started, just select and complete one of the forms below.

The person filling in this form

The applicant






Represented by







And:

The Respondent






Represented by







Stage in the proceedings:

The stage is and I need a hearing ASAP, or between and .

Please complete one of the paragraphs below:

Name of Appointed Private Judge/Arbitrator:

Or, parties have already selected a shortlist of Private Judges/Arbitrators we consent to FOMAS contacting the below nominations to determine availability.

Or, we require FOMAS to provide a shortlist of potential Private Judges/Arbitrators

Yes, FOMAS to provide a shortlist

Data Usage

Note that by submitting this form, the parties consent to the processing by Fomas of the information and personal data provided in it and in associated documentation for the purposes of this Distute Resolution Scheme. This includes retaining and storing the information and personal data for as long as is necessary in connection with this family dispute resolution. It may also be retained for research, training and statistical purposes in connection with family arbitration, but on the understanding that if so used, any information or details about individuals will have been removed so that they cannot be personally identified.

I confirm the above


The person filling in this form

The applicant






Represented by







And:

The Respondent






Represented by







Stage in the proceedings:

The stage is and I need a hearing ASAP, or between and .

Please complete one of the paragraphs below:

Name of Appointed Private Judge/Arbitrator:

Or, parties have already selected a shortlist of Private Judges/Arbitrators we consent to FOMAS contacting the below nominations to determine availability.

Or, we require FOMAS to provide a shortlist of potential Private Judges/Arbitrators

Yes, FOMAS to provide a shortlist

Data Usage

Note that by submitting this form, the parties consent to the processing by Fomas of the information and personal data provided in it and in associated documentation for the purposes of this Distute Resolution Scheme. This includes retaining and storing the information and personal data for as long as is necessary in connection with this family dispute resolution. It may also be retained for research, training and statistical purposes in connection with family arbitration, but on the understanding that if so used, any information or details about individuals will have been removed so that they cannot be personally identified.

I confirm the above


The person filling in this form

The applicant






Represented by







Mediation/Assessment Dates :

I need an assessment ASAP, or between and .

Please complete one of the paragraphs below:

Name of Appointed Mediator:

Or, parties have already selected a shortlist of Mediators we consent to FOMAS contacting the below nominations to determine availability.

Or, we require FOMAS to provide a shortlist of potential Mediators

Yes, FOMAS to provide a shortlist

Data Usage

Note that by submitting this form, the parties consent to the processing by Fomas of the information and personal data provided in it and in associated documentation for the purposes of this Distute Resolution Scheme. This includes retaining and storing the information and personal data for as long as is necessary in connection with this family dispute resolution. It may also be retained for research, training and statistical purposes in connection with family arbitration, but on the understanding that if so used, any information or details about individuals will have been removed so that they cannot be personally identified.

I confirm the above


The person filling in this form

Solicitors Details






Barrister Details






Client Details

Client email address for invite to conference:

Conference Dates:

I need a conference ASAP, or between and .

Data Usage

Note that by submitting this form, the parties consent to the processing by Fomas of the information and personal data provided in it and in associated documentation for the purposes of this Distute Resolution Scheme. This includes retaining and storing the information and personal data for as long as is necessary in connection with this family dispute resolution. It may also be retained for research, training and statistical purposes in connection with family arbitration, but on the understanding that if so used, any information or details about individuals will have been removed so that they cannot be personally identified.

I confirm the above


E-bundle protocol

For the latest practice directions on e-bundles visit www.judiciary.uk

E-Bundle application form




Data Usage

Note that by submitting this form, the parties consent to the processing by Fomas and HyperLaw of the information and personal data provided in it. This includes retaining and storing the information and personal data for as long as is necessary in connection with this family dispute resolution.

I confirm the above


Our Trusted Partners

AirCrowd

AirCrowd is a digital technology platform which is truly transformational in delivering an end-to-end digital legal experience for barristers.  To register interest email paul.wright@aircrowdgroup.co.uk

AirCrowd

HyperLaw

Cloud-based case technology for family lawyers. Digitally build, search, work against, collaborate, review, share & bundle all your case documents in one secure platform. Any time, anywhere.

Hyperlaw

h2o digital

We work closely with you to understand your needs. Then we use our technical know-how to deliver a solution that exceeds your expectation.

h2o-digital

Integrated Dispute Resolution

Legal practitioners need to obtain the fairest result for their clients and lawyers may need to be supported by a range of quality professionals. The IDR Network brings together a multitude of specialisms. All of our network partners have a proven track record and verified references.

IDR

I'm an individual that needs advice?

If you require legal representation we can put you in touch with a solicitor that uses FOMAS or alternatively use https://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk